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Police: Ferndale Couple Lied About Robbery to Cover Up Assault

Police said the couple fabricated a robbery story to cover up that the girlfriend had cut the boyfriend in the neck with scissors.

A Ferndale woman is charged with felony assault and making a false felony report after police said she cut her boyfriend with scissors and lied to police about what happened.

Ferndale Police responded to a home in the area of Woodward and Adams Court around 8:40 p.m. Nov. 15 on a report by two Ferndale residents that three young white males attempted to rob them at that location, according to a press release from Ferndale Police Sgt. Patrick Jones.

The couple claimed that during the robbery the men were armed with knives and had slashed and cut the couple and then ran away southbound from the scene. Michigan State Police dispatched a K-9 tracking dog to the scene to assist in locating the suspects however the K-9 found no scent to track, police said.

According to the release, police investigation led to the conclusion that the couple concocted the robbery story to cover up the fact that the woman had assaulted the man in their Ferndale home earlier that night with a pair of scissors.

Lauren Meier-Fradeneck, 32, was arrested and charged with False Felony Report (a four-year felony), and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (also a four-year felony).

Meier-Fradeneck was arraigned on the charges on Nov. 16 and bond was set at $10,000. The next court hearing is set for 1 p.m. Nov. 29.

According to the release, Meier-Fradeneck and her boyfriend, who is 41, had told police they were walking home from a restaurant when three men attempted to rob them. When police arrived to the scene, they saw the boyfriend rolling on the ground holding his neck and there were blood stains on his pants.

Police said Meier-Fradeneek had blood smeared on her face and was crying and breathing heavily. When officers asked her what had happened, she said, “They cut me," according to the release.

The man also screamed, “They cut me, there they are,” and pointed to the south but there was no one in sight, the report states.

The boyfriend was treated for his injuries at a local hospital.

When officers went to the couple's Adams Court residence, they found fresh blood on the inside of the front screen door, according to police. After obtaining a search warrant on the home, officers found blood in an upstairs bedroom and bathroom and a pair of bent scissors with blood on them was located in the upstairs bathroom, the release states.

The boyfriend reportedly admitted to police that his girlfriend made up the robbery story. He told police that Meier-Fradeneck had stabbed him and struck him on the back of his head during an argument in their home just prior to the police responding, the report states.

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