While officers were speaking to him, Lang then said he invented the story about meeting someone on Craigslist and actually found the phone in a green wallet he found in a parking, according to the police report.
After finding the phone, Lang tried to sell it to someone else, but got nervous when the buyer tried to verify with AT&T that it was not stolen, according to police. Lang told officers he decided then to visit the police station and invent the Craigslist story to find out if the phone had been reported stolen, police say.
The phone's original owner was contacted by police and she wished to sign complaints, according to police.
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