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TSA agent arrested after lying to boss because she was late

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A TSA agent is facing charges after lying to her boss because she was running late for work.

The incident occurred in Polk County, near Tampa in late March.

Officials say 34-year-old Taleta Collier contacted her boss and told them that she was running late because she was involved in a standoff with a burglar.

Collier said that she came out of her home to find a burglar armed with a knife, trying to break into her parent’s car.

She then told the supervisor that she pulled out her company issued gun and pointed it at the suspect, which scared him off.

The supervisor asked for a case number and the detective on the case, but Collier could not produce either.

The supervisor then asked Collier to provide a copy of the incident report.

Collier allegedly texted her boss several unreadable screen shots of the “report.”

Because her boss could not read the report, she asked Collier to provide a paper copy, which Collier never did.

Authorities were contacted and determined that the screenshots Collier provided were fake.

“You can’t make this stuff up,” Sheriff Grady Judd said. “I don’t understand why anyone would go to the extent of creating a fake police report to avoid reprimand at work for tardiness.”

According to reports, Collier was on an Employee Improvement Plan for being late to work.

She is now facing charges including criminal use of her personal ID and uttering a false document.