Sunday, March 14, 2010

Stabbing Report Fabricated

Alpine Township man lied about stabbing because he was late for work, police said
By Tim Devaney The Grand Rapids Press
March 11, 2010, 5:46PM

ALPINE TOWNSHIP -- After he overslept and needed a good excuse for being late to work, a 22-year-old man stabbed himself in the thigh and then sent police on a wild goose chase for a suspect who didn't exist, authorities said.

Kent County sheriff's officials say they now are seeking charges against the Alpine Township man, who last Sunday told police he was approached in the York Creek Apartment complex by a man who asked for a cigarette, then stabbed him in the leg.

On Monday, authorities say they determined the man was lying when they interviewed him a second time.

He likely will be charged with filing a false report.

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