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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Police say a 12 year old boy staged a home invasion Friday to cover up his mistake and a prior incident with an intruder may have given him the idea for the false report.

Twelve-year-old DeMarcus Mathis called police just before 2:00 PM Friday claiming three men broke into his Meadows Drive home with shotguns, held him at gunpoint, then left without taking anything.

Police say inside the home mirrors were broken along with a laptop computers. After interviewing the boy, police determined the fifth grader broke his parent's laptop, then did the other damage and called it a home invasion to cover up his mistake.

"This kid had actually been victimized before so the incident had actually occurred to him in the past and he just recreated it for this particular purpose," said Albany Police Lt. Eddie Jones.

Albany Police say right now no charges have been filed against the 12 year old.

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