William Taylor stands outside Tysons Corner Mall in Virginia with sign admitting he cheated on his wife.
A story about a cheating husband who admitted his infidelity on a sign he wore near a busy Virginia intersection was a hoax, according to a local radio station.
Washington D.C.'s Hot 99.5 "Kane in the Morning" show revealed that it was behind the stunt involving William Taylor, who stood in front of Tyson's Corner Mall in northern Virginia with a sign that read "I cheated. This is my punishment," MyFOXDC reported.
The morning radio show said it staged the story as an experiment to see how much press it would receive in light of other major news happening at the same time. Last week's media coverage was dominated by the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy.
Taylor, who stood outside the shopping center during the morning commute last Wednesday, originally told MyFOXDC that he and his wife had agreed to the deal.
"I thought she was kidding, but she was serious," he said. "I figured I got to do what I got to do to makes things right. So here I am."