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Jersey Shore man allegedly filed false police report

Donovan Fraunfelter, 23, of 542 High St., Jersey Shore, faces misdemeanor charges of false reports to law enforcement and making unsworn falsification to authorities stemming from an incident on Sept. 14, according to court records filed at District Judge Jerry C. Lepley’s office.

Police said Fraunfelter didn’t like a certain individual so he notified police and submitted a bogus report that the person “threatened to kill him and chased him with a machete,” officers alleged in an affidavit.

Fraunfelter claimed the incident occurred near his home in the borough, but as officers investigated the matter further, they confronted him about “several discrepancies” he had reported, police said. When an officer told him he thought he was being untruthful, Fraunfelter allegedly admitted he “made the whole story up because he didn’t like the person and he wanted to get him in trouble,” the affidavit stated. He has been sent a summons to appear before the judge.

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