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Man arrested for lying to police

This news story was published on July 27, 2015.
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MASON CITY – Police were called by a man who claimed to have committed a crime, but it turned out he made the whole tale up.

Monday morning just after 6 AM, police were called to the 400 block of North Delaware avenue to investigate a claim made by 63-year-old Paul Andrew Stutts, who told police he had committed a crime. At least 6 Mason City officers and other county deputies went to the scene to investigate.

According to a source, Stutts claimed he used a hammer to either hurt or kill someone.

Soon, police determined that the incident was “entirely made up” and Stutts was arrested for making a false report to law enforcement and jailed.



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12 Responses to Man arrested for lying to police

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 28, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    So proud of my daughter and how she handled herself and kept my grandkids and herself safe. She thought on her feet and handled it very well. The police told her when she was upset and crying that this guy was harmless, how was she supposed to know that? She is so scared that he will remember her car and come after her. This man truly needs help, hope they get it for him.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 28, 2015 at 10:55 am

    I would just like to point out that I was the girl he followed into the daycare..i had my two and three year old children with me, this man had a hammer on him and he in fact ruined the day for us..i was beyond scared after he walked up to us saying he just murdered his wife..scary scary man and I hope he gets help and is never free! I am so thankful me and my kids are unharmed!

  3. Anonymous Too Reply Report comment

    July 27, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    I saw a video of this guy on Facebook ranting and raving at the Suzie Q. At last check the video had over 1000 views.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 27, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Doesn’t it occur to anyone that this man may need to be mentally evaluated? With the proper care and medication he may cease to be a problem to society. Of course, it may take some “taxpayer money” to get him that “free medical care”.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 28, 2015 at 6:32 am

      No they will wait until he really does hurt someone and then call him a murderer.

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      July 28, 2015 at 7:36 am

      @Anonymous-Of course he needs to be evaluated. You don’t look or act like that unless there is something mentally wrong with you.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 27, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    he ought to be charged with more than that!!! he followed a woman into the daycare at that church – could you image the terror he inflicted on the parents going to drop off their children, finding out about this, and being torn whether to leave their kids and go onto work? if that man lives is that area, he ought to be BANNED from the property! what is left out of this story is the fact that an officer witnessed this psycho trying to kick in random doors screaming ‘he had to hide a body’… if I was his wife- DIVORCE papers would no doubtedly already be in the works.. what kind of person does this shit for whatever reason??? smh

  6. LVS Reply Report comment

    July 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    He probably just needed a shower, a clean place to sleep and some free medical care. The jail fits that bill.

    • Allen Reply Report comment

      July 27, 2015 at 5:27 pm

      Your probably right, but don’t forget, at tax payer expense.

    • Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

      July 28, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      @LVS…He probably wants to build a rubber tire hut too. As well as grinding all the paint off his car and complaining about how loud the birds are chirping.

      What a shame.