Colorado State Patrol pulled over a vehicle around 11:20 a.m. The driver ran off. The woman in the passenger's seat told troopers she had been carjacked.
Authorities set up a search perimeter near Bowles and Kipling in Littleton, believing their suspect was armed with a handgun.
"She made it all up," Ty Countryman, a Lakewood police spokesman told the Denver Post.
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