Anthony Reyes told police he was robbed at knife point when, actually, he just wanted a ride home.
The 21-year-old Naperville man pleaded guilty Friday to attempted disorderly conduct and was sentenced to 60 hours of community service work and a year of court supervision, according to court records.
Reyes, of the 900 block of Jungles Avenue, called police about 2:20 p.m. June 12 claiming he was robbed of an iPad and headphones in the area of North Aurora Road and Fairway Drive in Naperville.
Police searched the vicinity with a K-9 unit but couldn't locate any robbers. Investigators later determined Reyes had made a false report and, in reality, was looking for a ride home after a long day at work, police said.
Reyes lived about five miles from his workplace, according to police. He had no prior criminal history in DuPage County, according to court records.
Attempted disorderly conduct is a Class A misdemeanor.