police do this kind of crap all the time. its easier than trying to put real criminals in jail. murderers, rapists, child molestors are too difficult for a district attourney to bring to trial. much much much easier for an excessively lazy DA to trump up charges against people than keep real criminals in prison.
"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." L. Neil Smith
The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...