Police: Man admits he shot himself, fabricated road rage report

  • Staff
  • American-Statesman staff
Dec 29, 2017


Police: Man admits he fabricated road rage report

A man who told Taylor police on Thursday that he had been shot by another driver has admitted he accidentally shot himself in the shoulder, said police Cmdr. Joseph Branson.

A Class B misdemeanor charge of making a false report to a police officer is pending against Ron Collins, 20, of Pflugerville, Branson said. Collins told police during an interview at 3:15 p.m. Friday that he made up the story about being shot during a road rage incident Thursday.

Police responded about 9:21 p.m. to a call from the 900 block of Carlos Parker Boulevard. When officers arrived, Collins falsely told them a man had followed him and shot him in the shoulder following a verbal fight, police said.

Collins as taken to Seton Williamson County Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Collins did not say why he made up the story, Branson said.

— Claire Osborn, American-Statesman


Police: Man seen walking naked taken to hospital

Round Rock police helped paramedics detain a man Thursday afternoon after he was seen walking down the sidewalk naked on Main Street. No charges are expected, said Nick Olivier, a police spokesman.

The man, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital because of concerns about his mental health, Olivier said.

Police were notified around 11:57 a.m. Thursday about the man near Recuerdos Tex-Mex restaurant at 109 W. Main Street.

— Claire Osborn, American-Statesman