'Silly piggies' brag exposes caller's scheme to avoid DUI stop, cops say
nj.com By Ben Horowitz on November 19, 2015
A 25-year-old Parsippany woman gave police a false report of being attacked so that she could avoid a driving under the influence charge when leaving a bar in Wayne, according to Wayne police.
A key piece of evidence that led them to her, police said, was her social media post mocking "silly piggies."
Hayley Oates, from the Lake Hiawatha section of Parsippany, was charged with filing false reports to law enforcement and creating a false public alarm, according to police.
Police said they received a 911 call on Monday at 3:15 a.m. reporting "a female being attacked in the parking lot" of Mother's Ale House at 95 Mountain View Blvd.
The caller said the assailant was in a blue pick-up truck and then she "abruptly" hung up the phone, police said in a statement.
Police said they responded with "lights and siren," but found "no evidence or witness of the assault," and surveillance cameras did not show anything.
Detectives were later "informed" that it was a false 911 call placed so that police would go to Mother's and Oates and her unidentified male companion could leave the Grasshopper bar and grill at 26 Erie Ave. without being arrested for driving under the influence, police said.
Detective Sgt. Robert Simpson and Detective Dave Collins conducted an "extensive investigation" and were able to locate Oates, police said.
A major clue, police said, was a post by Oates on social media saying she was laughing over the fact that "2 mins later the cop peals out ... silly piggies tricks r for u."
Police added in their statement, "The Wayne Police Department takes these events extremely seriously ... Falsely creating a situation that requires officers to execute emergency response, indicating that an event exists that's a threat to life or property, is inexcusable and reprehensible behavior."