Police say man stabs himself in the abdomen, then falsely claims stranger attacked him

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities said a man intentionally stabbed himself in the abdomen and then filed a police report claiming he was attacked by a stranger. The man, 20, told officers he was riding his bike when he got into an argument with another person on a sidewalk. He said he'd gone to a gas station Tuesday afternoon to inflate his tires when the person came back, stabbed him and fled with his wallet.

The man was taken to the hospital, where police said he confessed to stabbing himself and said no one else was involved.

WEAU-TV reported that officers recovered the knife but aren't saying why the man stabbed himself. Police recommend the man be charged with filing a false complaint.


Information from: WEAU-TV, http://www.weau.com