Police: Woman lied about robbery, kidnapping, attempted sexual assault

Megan Wheat made story up after drug dispute, Glynn County police say

By Nick Jones - Digital producer

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - A 30-year-old Georgia woman, who told police she fought off a would-be rapist after she was kidnapped at gunpoint, made the story up and has been arrested, the Glynn County Police Department said Thursday.

Megan Wheat originally told police she was kidnapped Sunday after withdrawing money from an ATM and forced to drive to a secluded location on St. Simons Island. She said a man took $460 and attempted to sexually assault her, but she fought him off.

According to the Police Department, Wheat owed someone money for illegal narcotics. On Sunday, Wheat met with that person and paid $460 toward her narcotics bill.

Wheat was then punched in the face by the other person for not paying the total amount owed, investigators said. She then concocted the kidnapping, robbery and attempted sexual assault story in hopes that her narcotics supplier would be arrested.

News4Jax spoke on the phone with Wheat's father, who did not wish to comment on the matter.

Wheat was arrested and charged with false report of a crime and making false statements.

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