A cheerleader at a Texas high school has been arrested after she allegedly lied about her cheer uniform being stolen because she didn’t want to give it back to the school.
El Paso police arrested Riverside High School student Gina Nicole Torrijos, 18, on a charge of making a false police report.
Torrijos allegedly claimed two of her cheerleading uniforms were stolen during a home burglary on April 15, police officials said. According to police, Torrijos said she received several text messages from an anonymous number claiming her uniforms had been taken.
Via El Paso Times:
El Paso police investigators arrested Gina Nicole Torrijos, 18, on Friday on a charge of making a false police report after allegedly claiming that her cheerleader uniforms had been stolen during a home burglary April 15, police officials said.
About 2 a.m. April 15, police responded to a burglary call by Torrijos, who claimed that someone had stolen two Riverside High School cheerleader uniforms from the bedroom dresser at her home in the 1700 block of Shawana Laurie Court near Montwood Drive in the far East Side, according to a complaint affidavit filed by police.
Torrijos also told officers that ‘someone’ had been in her backyard trying to remove the screen to her bedroom window, however, she claimed that person was chased away by her boyfriend
When the Riverside cheerleading coach was interviewed by police, she told an investigator Torrijos had returned one of the two uniforms to the school on April 15, which was after when the alleged burglary took place.
Then, on April 21, Torrijos admitted to police that she made the burglary and provided a written confession, stating that she “made up the story of the Burglary of Habitation to cover the fact that she wanted to avoid turning in her cheer uniforms to the school,” the complaint states.
Torrijos was arrested on suspicion of making a false police report. The maximum sentence for her charge is 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. She was released from jail on a $5,000 bond on Friday, May 5.