UPDATE: Max has been located safe, but he may be in big trouble with his momma.
Around 7:30 p.m., Saturday Max flagged down a deputy at the Shell station on Celico Way to report he had been kidnapped after a black man pointed a gun at him when he was at an ATM in Pennsylvania. He said the man forced him to drive to Florida, but ran off when Max’s car ran out of gas on Old Kings Road south of Palm Coast Parkway, taking his laptop, wallet and knife.
Max filled out a seven-page statement, about what happened, and while police searched for the man, the detectives found out that Max had been reported missing by is mother in Stewartstown on Thursday.
When they confronted Max with the information his story changed and he admitted to knowing the man and that the man was going to pay him $3,000 to drive him to Daytona Beach for a drug transaction. When the car ran out of gas the man ran into the woods. Then Max said he went into the woods and burned the items he said the man had stolen and threw a marijuana pipe and some marijuana into the woods.
Max ended up in the Flagler County jail on charges of tampering or destroying evidence, lying to law enforcement and making a false report of a crime. He posted $5,000 bond and was released.
Max Robert Geroux, 19, is missing from Stewartstown, Pennsylvania. He was last seen in Shrewsbuy, PA on Thursday.
His bank card was used at a 7-11 in Cockeysville about an hour after he was reported missing , but police do not know if it was Max that used it or someone else.
Max drives a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix and it is also missing.
Max is 5’10” tall, 240 pounds with blue eyes and dark brown hair.
If you see him, please call the Baltimore Police Precinct at 410-887-1820.