On Friday, Smyrna police received a report about a man impersonating a social worker who told a resident he was at the home to remove a child, but police have determined the report was false.
On Monday, Smyrna police detectives determined the Friday report of someone impersonating a social worker was a hoax.
“After exhaustive investigation and follow-up, detectives are able to definitively say that this incident never occurred,” said Cpl. Brian Donner. “Detectives are continuing to investigate the motive behind the initial false report.”
Donner said charges may be filed against the resident if appropriate. If and when an arrest is made in this case, a news release will be available, he said.
On Friday, Smyrna police received a report about a man impersonating a social worker who told a resident he was at the home to remove a child.
Smyrna officers responded to the unit block of Harkins Drive north of East Commerce Street. A resident reported that a few minutes earlier, a man knocked on their door, said he was from "CPS" and was at the home to remove the children or child. The resident said the man knocked on the door again but then got into a car and left in an unknown direction. The resident described the suspect as a very thin white male in his early 30s, about six feet tall with brown hair and sunglasses, wearing khaki shorts and a white T-shirt. The car was described as a white mid-sized four-door sedan of unknown make and model.