Oct 26, 2011 6:20 PM by Matt Stafford

Police: Craigslist rendezvous cut short by false break-in report

Police say a rendezvous set up on the website Craigslist ended Wednesday morning with one of the people calling the police, saying the other was an intruder with a gun -- that's after his girlfriend came home unexpectedly.

Colorado Springs Police rushed to a four-plex at Picturesque Circle and North Carefree for the burglary call. CSPD says five officers responded. Dispatch told the officers that the intruder had a gun; making it a high priority call.

When arrived though, it was a different story all together. They say 24-year-old Kevin Gaylor, who lives at the address, met a woman on Craigslist and invited her over. However Gaylor's girlfriend came home unexpectedly; police say Gaylor then called in the other woman as an "intruder."

Gaylor was ticketed for misdemeanor false reporting.

"Charges had to be filed, because we can't have other people thinking that you can just make a false report and nothing happens to you," says Barbara Miller, public information officer for C.S.P.D.

News 5 spoke to Gaylor; he didn't want to go on camera, but he denies the charge. He says it was an "accidental call." He says he didn't speak to anyone at dispatch.

Springs police say dispatch did speak with a caller; the same one who told them someone was breaking in with a gun.

We'll hear more on this story Wednesday night on News 5 at 10 p.m.


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