A Columbus man who reported being carjacked by men impersonating police officers was arrested Tuesday on accusations he made the whole thing up.
Billy Bush, 45, is charged with insurance fraud, false statements and writings and false report of a crime in connection with his March 6 story that he was stopped on J.R. Allen Parkway and carjacked, said Columbus Police Sgt. Matt Blackstock.
Bush was in his 2003 pearl Cadillac DeVille in the eastbound lane of Macon Road, near Pratt & Whitney, just past midnight when a dark blue or black Crown Victoria pulled up behind him and flashed its lights. Someone in the car used a PA system and told him to pull over, which Bush did, Blackstock said the suspect told police.
An investigation led police to believe that Bush fabricated the story. He's currently being held pending his Thursday Columbus Recorder's Court hearing.