Carpinteria man fakes carjacking
November 5, 2013
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s arrested a Carpenteria man on Sunday afternoon for allegedly faking a carjacking and driving under the influence.
At about 2:30 p.m., Troy Ostboe, 50, called 911 to report his Porsche had been hijacked and that his wife was being held hostage. Deputies arrived to find Ostboe’s crashed Porsche in the roadway
Ostboe told officers his wife was being was being held at gunpoint in the car and that additional gunman had fled the scene. Deputies then called for backup and set up a perimeter around the vehicle.
However, after talking to witnesses and Ostboe, who appeared under the influence of alcohol and drugs, deputies determined Ostboe had concocted the story.
He was then arrested for DUI and making a false police report. Osboe’s wife was later found unharmed in another city.