DePaul student lied about being kidnapped, robbed at gunpoint near campus, police say

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A DePaul University student lied to authorities about being kidnapped and robbed near the Lincoln Park campus, Chicago police said Thursday evening.

The 19-year-old victim was robbed on the West Side by individuals he knew, police said. However, he was never kidnapped and he was not near the DePaul campus.

Initially, the man told police that he was walking in the alley behind the McDonald's at the intersection of Fullerton and Halsted when a group of men approached him, pulled out a gun and forced him into a sedan. He also falsely told police that he was driven to another location and robbed.

DePaul sent an alert to students after the man's allegations.

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