An 18-year-old man has been arrested for planning a phony robbery at a Coeur d'Alene Jimmy John's where he's employed.
Coeur d'Alene Police arrested Joshua James Reed on Wednesday for burglary, criminal conspiracy, grand theft and preparing false evidence.
"It's bogus," Reed said in a jailhouse interview with KXLY4. "It's ridiculous, I feel like this is a witch hunt against me."
Coeur d'Alene Police said that they got a call from Reed on May 3 reporting a robbery that just occurred at the Jimmy John's he works at on N. Government Way in Coeur d'Alene. Reed told police that he was taking out the trash after his shift when he was confronted by a masked person with a gun. He said the person demanded to be let inside and that's when the robbery occurred.