For Immediate Release
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Incident: Man Arrested For Falsely Claiming He Was Kidnapped
Location: 138 Thomas Street, Brentwood
Date/Time: Friday, June 18, 2022 at 2:35 p.m.

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives arrested a Brentwood man this afternoon after he filed a false police report claiming he was kidnapped.


Luis R. Umanzor said he was abducted by three unknown men in the parking lot outside 1700 Veterans Memorial Highway in Islandia on June 16 at approximately 6 a.m.. Umanzor said the men put a bag over his head, forced him into a car, and kept him at an unspecified location against his will for several hours before dropping him off at a local hospital.


Umanzor, 49, of 138 Thomas St., filed a police report with Third Precinct officers about the kidnapping on June 16. Following an extensive two-day investigation, Umanzor was brought in to the Fourth Precinct for further questioning where he admitted to lying to police about the kidnapping in an attempt to gain favor with his estranged spouse. He was arrested and charged with Falsely Reporting an Incident 3rd Degree and Making an Apparently Sworn Statement 2nd Degree.


He was released on a desk appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at First District Court in Central Islip on a later date. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Fourth Squad detectives at 631-854-8452


A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.



Authority: Rodney K. Harrison, Police Commissi 22-340942
Suffolk County Police Department

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