Attorney for teen accused of fake cop hoax blames social media

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Last week a 17-year-old told her parents and the media that she had been pulled over by a man posing as a police officer.

On Monday Faith Gentry and her family were back in front of cameras but with a message of a different kind.

"She's a good person and unfortunately, in society today with access to social media, it spiraled rapidly out of control," said attorney Dean Elliot.

Speaking through an attorney, 17-year-old Faith Gentry appeared Monday clinging to her parents for support. Just three days after she appeared on FOX 2 to say she was pulled over by a tall African-American man impersonating a Wyandotte cop.

Her mother joined her in that interview to help get the message out...that there was someone allegedly impersonating a police officer in the Downriver area. 

But after police conducted interviews with the teen, it was soon realized that this fake cop story was fake. Police said it was all fabricated by Gentry.

So why would this teen do such a thing? It's a question that remains unanswered. 

"Unfortunately my clients can't speak on that matter right now due to the fact the police department has requested a warrant," said 

In a statement Southgate Police say the police officers "working the streets of Downriver cannot do their jobs efficiently and effectively with this type of behavior."

Charges will be filed later this week to the Wayne County Prosecutors Office against the teen for reporting and filing a false police report

"We have to see what the prosecutor decides," Elliot said. "I have been unable to see the warrant request and I have been unable to speak with the lieutenant heading the investigation. I will have to wait a day or two to see what happens."