A New York City woman has been arrested for allegedly faking an injury after a light pole knocked down by a truck missed her, police said.
Sherin Brown, 23, was walking on a Brooklyn borough street Friday when an out-of-control truck hit the pole, which fell but did not hit Brown, the New York Post reported Sunday.
As police responded to the accident scene, a surveillance camera allegedly caught Brown, unharmed, lying down on the ground near the felled light fixture and telling responding officers she was injured, the newspaper said.
Taken to a hospital for examination, she was arrested after police viewed the surveillance tape.
Brown faces a Class A misdemeanor charge for falsely reporting an emergency, the Post said.