A wife who suspected her husband was having an affair has been arrested after trying to use the police to ‘spook’ him.
Police in Millbrook, Alabama were called to Amber Lewis’s house under false pretenses. She called the department and said there was burglar in the house, but when police arrived, her story quickly fell apart.
According to reports, Lewis believed her husband was cheating. In an effort to scare him, she called the police.
It backfired. Big time.
The officers went into the home, guns drawn and looking for their suspect. It took only moments to conclude that the Lewis’s husband was the ‘suspect’ and that the report was false. The yet-to-be-identified woman that was with him assured police she didn’t know who was inside the house.
While investigating, the responding units discovered marijuana, cocaine and a number of other substances throughout the house, including finding drugs in their 5-year-old daughter’s bedroom.
But knowing that there were things that would get her arrested inside the home… along with making a fake police report… you would have thought the 33-year-old might have reconsidered before going through with her plan.
“She knew her husband was engaged in an extramarital affair and called the police on her husband and told us it was a burglary. What her goal was, I have no idea,” Millbrook Police Chief PK Johnson said.
“Bottom line: You lie to the police, you go to jail.”
Officers were outraged with Lewis for more than just wasting their time. Apparently while they were responding to the burglary, a fire was blazing at a nearby school. Obviously their efforts would have been better spent tackling the blaze.
The chief has a message for couples — DON’T use police to fix your marriage issues.
“This case is a perfect example of two individuals having marital issues and dragging law enforcement into their personal issues in an attempt to cause harm or embarrassment to each other,” Chief Johnson said. “Our officers were absolutely furious and they should be. Our resources were compromised and lives were unnecessarily placed in jeopardy. That is never acceptable.”
Lewis’s husband and the woman he was in the house with will both be facing charges as well. The husband faces drug charges and his ‘lover’ for lying to police about not knowing who was inside the house.
“Let this be a notice to anyone considering filing a false complaint like this, if you waste our resources like these people did then you can expect to be placed under arrest as well,” Johnson said.