Mason Requa, Pizza Delivery Man, Accused Of Homicide Hoax

08/21/2014 04:59 pm ET

A pizza delivery man allegedly lied about witnessing a beheading near Rochester, New York to escape punishment from his boss for a late delivery.

Police from several departments spent hours Wednesday night searching for a machete-wielding man that Mason Requa said he saw decapitate a 7-year-old girl, according to WHAM.

Requa later confessed that he concocted the story because he feared his boss would fire him for taking too long with a delivery, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities charged him with falsely submitting an incident, a misdemeanor, according to WBTA.

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