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Pizza delivery man sparks manhunt after falsely reporting the murder of a child to avoid getting fired

By Mason White 2:20 PM August 25, 2014
Mason Requa 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A young man is in jail after he got many police agencies to investigate a murder that never took place.

18-year-old Mason Requa of New York, called 911 and told officers that he had witnessed a murder around 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to police, the teen was working as a pizza delivery boy and was afraid that he will lose his job after delivering his orders late, so he made up a story to save his job.

Monroe County Sheriff in Hamlin, began investigating after Requa gave them a detailed description of the suspect and the weapon he used.

He claimed that he saw a machete-wielding man behead a 7-year-old girl. He even described the color of the clothes the victim was wearing.

Several agencies, including deputies, U.S. Border Patrol and New York State Police, searched for nearly four hours, until Requa finally admitted to making ​​up the story because he feared he would be fired from his job as a pizza delivery driver.

Requa was charged for falsely reporting an incident. Requa was held in the Monroe County jail on $1,000 cash bail or $2,500 bond.