SHERIDAN, Colo. – A person who claimed he’d been stabbed outdoors a Sheridan restaurant on Aug. sixteen as a result of his haircut made him appear to be a neo-Nazi truly stabbed himself, police say.
Joshua Lee Witt, 26, was booked late final week on a false reporting to authorities felony summons, which might land him a effective of $2,650 and as much as a yr in jail if he’s convicted.
Witt posted his allegations on Fb after the incident, which he alleged occurred on Aug. sixteen outdoors the Steak ‘n Shake at 3502 South River Level Parkway. He additionally reported the allegations to police.
On the time, Witt informed officers a black man in his 20s got here as much as him outdoors the restaurant and requested, “Are you considered one of them neo-Nazis?” and tried to stab him. Witt stated he had gotten a defensive wound whereas making an attempt to cease the stabbing, and posted footage of his bloody hand to Fb. He stated the person ran off afterward.
Witt, who has a haircut just like the best way some on the “alt-proper” have been sporting theirs recently, claimed his haircut might have been the trigger for the alleged assault.
However police weren’t satisfied, and reviewed surveillance video within the space, and by no means noticed a black man operating from the scene. Additionally they found that a transient man matching the outline lived close by. They interviewed him and found he wasn’t concerned.
Police then reviewed extra surveillance video—this time from a close-by sporting items retailer.
That video confirmed Witt had purchased a small knife from the shop simply minutes earlier than the assault.
Final Thursday, Sheridan police confronted Witt with the brand new info, and Witt admitted he’d by accident minimize himself with the knife inside his automotive, then made up the story concerning the assault.
He was booked and launched on the legal summons afterward.