NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Goodlettsville man is charged with multiple felonies after police say he faked a home invasion that affected hundreds of residents.
The incident led to the Picadilly II apartments off Conference Drive being locked down for nearly two hours Saturday night.
News 2 was there documenting the chaotic scene as police sealed off the complex while officers scoured the grounds for two armed home invaders.
Cars were also not allowed to enter the apartments and were backed down the driveway and into the street.
During the investigation, police detained two men—a pizza deliverer and resident getting his mail.
The person who called about the break-in told police he thought they were home invaders, but it turns out that wasn’t the case and the two men were quickly cleared.
After almost two anxious hours, the scene was cleared and the home invasion story was determined to be a hoax.
Shelly Hooper lives across from the man who was arrested—25-year-old Jason Dunn—and told News 2 she was not seriously affected, but her neighbors were.
“It looked serious. There were a lot of cop cars and they were here for a while. My neighbor said she had to park outside the entrance and she could not get in,” Hooper told News 2.
Tuesday afternoon, police arrested Dunn and charged with filing a false report, drug offenses, and other felonies.
Detectives told News 2 the 25-year-old was high on Molly, or MDMA, and hallucinating at the time of the incident.
To sell his story of a home invasion, Dunn allegedly turned over his furniture and ransacked his own belongings.
Police executed a search warrant on his apartment and found seven ounces of pot and dozens of pills officers say were packaged for re-sale.
News 2 attempted to get a comment from Dunn on Wednesday, and although someone was stirring inside the home, no one answered.
He is out of jail on a $30,000 bond.