A man who claimed he was carjacked at gunpoint in College Park has been charged with giving a false statement to Prince George’s County police.
Upon investigation, police said they learned that Shoaib Khan, 35, of the 22000 block of Goshen School Road in Gaithersburg, gave a police officer a statement that allegedly wasn’t true when detectives learned that Khan’s 2008 Lexus ES350 was found on fire in the 21600 block of New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring 45 minutes prior to the alleged carjacking, said Sgt. Sonya Rorls, a county police spokeswoman.
Khan initially reported he was carjacked in the 4500 block of Hartwick Road in College Park around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday.
Rorls said she did not know why the man’s car was on fire, and the incident is still under investigation.
“Evidently, it had something to do with him wanting to get rid of his vehicle,” Rorls said. “It’s still under investigation. We don’t know if he had the car set on fire or if someone else did it.”
If convicted of giving a false statement to police, Khan could face up to six months in prison and/or a $500 fine, Rorls said.
Calls to Khan’s residence were not returned May 3.
Attorney information for Khan was not listed with the court May 3, according to online Prince George’s County District Court records.