A man who detailed he was wounded in the parking area of a fast food eatery since he had a neo-Nazi hair style made up the story, the Sheridan Police Department said Monday.
Joshua Witt, 26, called police on Aug. 16 from the Steak ‘n Shake at 3502 S. Waterway Point Parkway.
He told analysts he escaped his vehicle when a dark man in his mid-20s wearing a green shirt and blue jeans came up to him and solicited, “Are you one from them neo-Nazi?” before attempting to cut him with a little blade.
Witt told police that he was cut in his left hand while attempting to protect himself. He said the man took off toward the bicycle way along the South Platte River.
Witt posted points of interest of the wounding via web-based networking media, asserting his hair style may have been the reason he was assaulted. Witt additionally directed a few meetings with the media.
Yet, examiners checked on observation video from the territory that demonstrated no speculate running from the scene.
Other video demonstrated Witt leaving a close-by donning great store after he acquired a little blade, police said.
The man Witt had portrayed as the “suspect” was observed to be an adjacent transient who was cleared of any association, police said.
In a subsequent meeting on Thursday, police indicated Witt the video of him obtaining the blade.
Witt at that point conceded he cut himself with the blade coincidentally while stopped in his vehicle and confessed to making up the anecdote about being assaulted, police said.
Witt was reserved and discharged on a summons for false detailing. He confronts a greatest of one year in prison and a $2,650 fine.