Longmont Police: Man called in false stabbing report to avoid arrest

(Credit: Longmont Police Department)

(Credit: Longmont Police Department)

LONGMONT, Colo. — Longmont Police believe a man wanted on a felony warrant called in a false stabbing report in an effort to create a diversion and escape arrest Thursday.

Longmont Police spokesperson Jeff Satur said Joshua Lower Fobbs, 34, was wanted on a felony warrant for a pawn broker violation and two misdemeanor larceny warrants, as well. Police said they were alerted to Fobbs’ whereabouts Thursday by an employee at Mister Money, a cash advance store located at 704 Main Street.

The employee alerted police Fobbs when left the store. A short time later, officers received a call about a stabbing in a different area of Longmont. However, when officers arrived on scene of the reported stabbing, there was no evidence of any criminal activity.

Satur said investigators now believe Fobbs made the call in an effort to create a diversion.

Fobbs has been described by police as a black man, standing at 5-foot-11 and weighing 200 pounds. He was last seen with an older woman in disheveled clothing. They were both reportedly wearing gray sweat pants and carrying bags of clothing.

If you have any information about Fobb or his whereabouts, you’re being urged to call Longmont Police at 303-651-8501.