Man lied to police saying he was missing 14-year-old he was in fact a convicted criminal

A man who approached police and told them he had escaped his kidnappers and was a missing boy Timmothy Pitzen who went missing 8 years ago. in fact he was a 24-year-old man

The reason he claimed he was a missing schoolboy is unknown but his actions have created false hopes for the family of missing.

DNA results have proven that the man is not missing Timmothy. The famoly of the man who is a serial convict named Brian Michael Rini has been branded a “f***king idiot” by his own family.

The disgusting move has left the family of missing Timmothy heartbroken after giving them false hopes their son had been found.

Police have been searching for Timmothy since 2011 when he vanished following the discovery of his mum who committed suicide.

His grandmother told a press conference that she would never stop looking for him, Rini was found wondering the streets of Neport, Kentucky looking “bruised and skinny” on Wednesday and told police he was the missing teen.

He claimed to officers he had just escaped from two burly kidnappers who had held him against his will in a motel and he just kept running across the bridge into Kentucky.

Reni had just been released from jail three months ago where he had been serving a three-year sentence for trespass and criminal damage.

However, he claimed to police he had been held by kidnappers for 8 years within the motel.

He is a serial criminal and has a record sheeting dating back to 2013, his crime include the disorderly conduct, vandalism, burglary, unauthorised use of a vehicle, theft, making false alarms and passing bad cheques.

The incident has left the family with false hopes and heartbroken, they are devastated as they had become cautiously hopeful the boy was returning home once the police had spoken to him.

Timmothy disappeared without a trace CCTV showed him checking out at 10am the morning he disappeared.

Police later found his mum Any dead in a hotel located 100 miles away in Rockford, Illinois.

Officers launched appeals and searched across three states, launched tv and radio appeals but he has never been found.

Police Sgt Bill Rowley said before Rini was questioned: “We’ve probably had thousands of tips of him popping up in different areas.

“We have no idea what we’re driving down there for. It could be Pitzen. It could be a hoax.”

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Trevor Sherwood is the Editor of Police Hour. Trevor studied Crime and Investigation at Teesside Uni and has a background within policing.

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