Denver’s ABC affiliate reports:
A man who claimed he’d been stabbed outside a Sheridan restaurant on Aug. 16 because his haircut made him look like a neo-Nazi actually stabbed himself, police say.
Joshua Lee Witt, 26, was booked late last week on a false reporting to authorities criminal summons, which could land him a fine of $2,650 and up to a year in jail if he’s convicted.
Witt posted his allegations on Facebook after the incident, which he alleged happened on Aug. 16 outside the Steak ‘n Shake at 3502 South River Point Parkway. He also reported the allegations to police.
At the time, Witt told officers a black man in his 20s came up to him outside the restaurant and asked, “Are you one of them neo-Nazis?” and tried to stab him.
Witt said he had gotten a defensive wound while trying to stop the stabbing, and posted pictures of his bloody hand to Facebook. He said the man ran off afterward.
Surveillance video shows Witt buying the knife shortly before the “attack.”