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2017-05-14 10:02:31 UTC
to avoid returning her high school cheer uniform, police said.
Gina Nicole Torrijos, 18, was arrested Friday for filing a false
police report claiming a burglar stole her uniforms from her
home in El Paso, Texas.
Torrijos told investigators that she had received several
anonymous text messages saying that her Riverside High School
cheer uniforms had been taken, according to the El Paso Times.
She also claimed that her boyfriend had chased off a person who
had been in her back yard trying to remove the screen from her
Police said they interviewed neighbors, who said they had not
seen or heard anything suspicious.
Torrijos cheer coach later told police that the teen returned
one of the two allegedly stolen uniforms to the school after the
The 18-year-old confessed to police that she made up the story
to cover the fact that she wanted to avoid turning in her cheer
uniforms to the school, according to an affidavit.
She initially told police she still had the missing uniform, but
later claimed she had lost the outfit.
Torrijos was booked at El Paso County Detention Facility, where
she was released on a $5,000 bond.