UPDATE: A man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly falsely reporting a kidnapping earlier this month, according to the Danbury Police Department.

Police said 38-year-old Deigo Vizhco falsely reported that he and his family were kidnapped at gunpoint on Sept. 10 in the Stop and Shop parking lot on Newtown Road.

Vizhco had told police a kidnapped forced him to drive to the Bank of America on Main Street to withdraw cash and drive back to Newtown Road. He then stated the gunman took the cash and fled the scene.

After conducting a throughout, investigation Danbury detectives determined the robbery never happened.

Mugshot of Diego Vizhco. (SOURCE: Danbury Police Department)

“While we are pleased that no robbery took place, we are saddened and disturbed that someone
would make up such a story,” said Police Chief Patrick Ridenhour. “False complaints like this
cause fear in the community, and unnecessarily tie up valuable police resources. I commend our
Detectives for their outstanding work on this case. While the public should always be vigilant,
hopefully they will breathe a little easier knowing that there was no validity to this reported

According to authorities, Vizhco turned himself into police on an active arrest warrant. He was charged with second-degree false incident report and is being held on a $10,000 court-set bond.

DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Danbury police are investigating after a person was allegedly robbed and kidnapped on Sunday from the Stop & Shop parking lot on Newtown Road, authorities said.

Police were dispatched to 72 Newtown Road at 5:30 p.m. for the report of a robbery and kidnapping. After officers arrived at the scene, they met with a family who said a man approached their vehicle with a handgun while they were in the Stop & Shop parking lot.  

The victim told police the suspect allegedly ordered the family to unlock their car and then got inside the car. The suspect allegedly ordered the victim to drive to the Bank of America to withdraw $500, police said. After arriving at the bank, the victim said he complied and withdrew the money for the suspect.

The caller then told police the suspect ordered him to drive them back to Newtown Road. Police said before the suspect left the scene, he also stole an iPhone from one of the victims. Police described the suspect as a muscular man who appeared between the ages of 30 and 40.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to contact the Danbury Police Department at 203-797-4611. People can also send anonymous tips by texting the keyword “DANBURPD” and your message to 847411. Anonymous tips can also be sent from the Danbury Police Department’s website.

News 8 has reached out to Stop & Shop for comment and has yet to hear back.