NEW SCOTLAND — A 30-year-old county corrections officer was arrested on Wednesday, July 1 for falsely reporting someone threw a lit firework into his home.
According to Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, the firework was lit by a family member of the New Scotland household and no outside person was involved.
Ryan Lawson called authorities on Saturday July 27 to report someone had opened the door of his Crow Ridge Road home and threw a lit firework in as he, his wife and his 4-year-old daughter were sitting on the couch watching TV. The firework lit an area rug on fire, he reported, which he and his wife extinguished with a pillow.
Lawson was charged with the misdemeanor of falsely reporting an incident and issued an appearance ticket in New Scotland Court. His job status is not clear at this time.