When the owner of a company redeveloping downtown Battle Creek told police someone had broken into his building and shot at him, authorities brought out their police dogs and investigators in order to track down their suspect.

Now, authorities say the incident never happened.

The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that 39-year-old David Sciacca had a warrant filed against him Friday for filing a false report of a felony, a crime which carries up to 4 years in prison. Back in September, Sciacca told police that at his vacant building on 15 Carlyle St, he found a man inside who he got into a fight with; the suspect then allegedly pulled out a gun and shot at him before fleeing.

However, investigators began doubting Sciacca’s account, and he eventually told police he had self-inflicted his injuries. Sciacca is the co-owner of 180Urban, a redevelopment company that owns the building on Carlyle, as well as properties on W. Michigan Ave. in Downtown Battle Creek.

180Urban has an agreement with Battle Creek Unlimited to develop these properties, and it’s unclear where that agreement will go now.

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