Seems he did ring the station.
Is there a proper link to a news story? I'm not buying it.
From the same site searching by his name.
I always give the benefit of the doubt, but I'm invoking the "three sides to every story" caveat on this one.
There are three sides to every story, yours, mine and the truth.
You're forgetting the woodcutter, the priest and the bandit as well.