SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- A man admitted to authorities that he stabbed himself on February 26 to get the attention of his ex-girlfriend.
Back in February, Spokane Valley Sheriff’s deputies responded to a stabbing call on South Woodward Road near E. 35th Avenue. The 21-year-old victim said he was working in his garage when a male suspect wearing all black stabbed him multiple times. He said the suspect ran from the scene and left in a red Pontiac Sunfire.
On Thursday, Major Crimes Detective interviewed the victim again. Based on the puncture wound pattern on the victim and evidence at the scene, detectives were skeptical if the crime actually happened.
The victim confessed to officials that he staged the entire crime scene and stabbed himself. He said he researched how to set up the crime scene on the internet and said he was upset about a breakup with his girlfriend and wanted the attention.
Detectives do not anticipate charges for false reporting at this time.