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JEFFERSON, La. -- Jefferson Parish deputies arrested a man Wednesday for false swearing after allegedly claiming he was the victim of a robbery, according to JPSO Sheriff Newell Normand.

William Montero of Metairie told deputies that two black men made him remove his shoes, socks and 2012 Chevrolet Impala at gunpoint while parked at the railroad tracks in the 8600 block of River Road in Waggaman, Normand said.

Montero, 33, then walked through the neighborhood before using his cell phone to call deputies at his friend's house.

Detectives said they became suspicious of Montero's story when he said the men did not take his cellphone and could not explain why he was parked at the railroad while there were no passing trains.

A background check revealed that Montero is wanted for two Kenner attachments and one in second parish court.

Following his arrest for the warrants, detectives said Montero admitted to trying to purchase narcotics in Kennedy Heights when the dealers turned on him and took his vehicle.

Detectives said Montero told detectives he discarded his shoes to make his story more believable. He also said he changed the location to hide that he was trying to buy narcotics.

According to Public Information Officer Glen Boyd, Varmall found that Montero has a criminal record dating back to 1996, including five convictions. His numerous arrests include narcotics violations, possession of heroin, burglary, aggravated battery and possession of stolen things.

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