He invented the whole thing.
Police should serve and protect, but in the United States, many people close to the police do not feel confident enough to approach them, even if the situation is extremely dire. The deputy trainee sheriff in Lancaster, California (a suburb of Los Angeles) did not help much after what he did last week. Who is Angel Reinosa? He is the prospective law enforcement officer who claims to have been shot twice by a sniper when he stood in the sheriff's car park. His allegations have been refuted recently, here's what we know about his bizarre antics.
. 1 Meet Angel Reinosa
Last week, the deputy of a sheriff from County LA reported something really shocking. Angel Reinosa, 21, said he was shot dead on Wednesday, August 21, by a sniper in the Sheriff Station parking lot. Needless to say, when the word came out about Angel's alleged death-throes, people could not stop talking about finding the sniper and knocking him down before they could hurt anyone else. Angel, who was still an intern for the Sherrif's office, said the sniper's bullet had come so close to him that she actually brushed his shoulder. A report that pointed the authorities to a serious persecution of the offender.
2. What its future holds
While the police were following the murder case, traffic in the area had to be diverted for safety reasons and the entire building evacuated to be on the safe side. The police were on the hunt for the sniper for hours, but in the end they only managed to run out of the building with a grenade pistol: Angel Reinosa lay above a sniper. Now, according to Captain Kent Wegener, Reinosa will not only lose his job on the homicide squad, he might even go to jail. "There were no snipers, no shots fired and no gunshot wound on his shoulder – completely fabricated," said Wegener at a press conference scheduled to discuss the events.
. 3 Reinosa's Bizarre Statement
Believe it or not, Reinosa confessed to Wegener and other authorities during the rigorous search for a mad gunman that the story he told them was not true. He revealed that the holes in his uniform were not from stray bullets, but he simply cut himself open with a knife. Reinosa had to confess when he was called to an interview with detectives to review his story, and the assembled police found that the man had no obvious injuries. In the turns, Reinosa was vague. "Much of his testimony was selfish, but made no sense," said Wegener.
4. Confusion on the day of
According to the authorities, who rushed to help Reinosa when he claimed to have been shot dead on Wednesday, Reinosa claimed that the gunman was positioned in an open window on the 4th floor of an adjoining residential building Parking spot. He claimed that the shots came when he went to his car. Even the mayor of Lancaster, California, was informed that the only reason the assistant trainee ever survived was his bulletproof vest. "The wound was small and he was treated and well, in high spirits," said Sheriff Captain Todd Weber on the day the news broke. But it was not long before Reinosa's story began to unravel.
. 5 Almost Instantaneous Issues
Apparently, the authorities were suspicious of the guy long before Reinosa decided to open her mouth. They began to worry that he was telling them a false story almost as soon as he arrived at the emergency room. Why? Because he had no real injuries to handle! Of course, that did not suit Reinosa's story of having hit a bullet while another shot just past his head. Of course, it did not take long for the assembled officials to start comparing notes, and they quickly realized that Reinosa was not honest.
6. Early Suspicions and Falsified Injuries
Allegedly, a hospital official told a local news reporter on site, "It does not fit." They know that they will not speak against themselves, unless something is seriously wrong. On Saturday, the police had to hold a press conference to inform the public about the truth of Reinosa's allegations. Or at least as much of the truth as they could find out. The lack of injuries, the lack of bullets at the scene, the lack of eyewitnesses and a thorough review of surveillance video in the parking lot made it clear that Reinosa had the device running.
Rebecca Jane Stokes lives with her cats Batman and Margot in Brooklyn, New York. She is an experienced generalist with a passion for lifestyle, geek news, pop culture and real crime.