FOREST GROVE, Ore.- 40-year-old Brian Couture is charged with initiating a false report and improper use of an emergency reporting system -- both misdemeanors. Police say he called 911 on March 6th and reported that he'd struggled with someone who'd broken in. When police arrived, they found Couture unresponsive.
The man was hospitalized, but eventually acknowledged that he staged the scene and made up a story, according to police.
He was arrested march 18th and appeared in court Friday and pleaded not guilty.
A spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts confirmed that Couture has a daughter who is a girl scout and that there is $740 of missing cookie money.