Guess calling in sick was aginst company policey.......... Man Accused In Sniper-Sighting Hoax Authorities believe the manager of a fast-food restaurant near the site of two of the shootings falsely reported a sighting of the sniper. Authorities in Virginia say they closed a 1-mile stretch of highway and evacuated at least five businesses after getting the man's 911 call. The area is between Manassas and Fredericksburg, where the sniper has struck before. The sheriff said the man admits making the call, saying he's been living out of his car and wanted to get a day off to find a place to live. He has been arrested and charged with a felony under a new law meant to stop terrorism hoaxes.