Minnesota police say Good Samaritan apparently wasn’t such a helperBy AP
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Police: Good Samaritan not such a helper
WAITE PARK, Minn. — Police in central Minnesota said a man who claimed he was assaulted and robbed while helping two people was lying. Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud said the 34-year-old Cold Spring man admitted to making the crime up, but it’s unclear why.
The man had originally said he stopped Sept. 23 to help two men changing a flat tire at Stearns County roads 137 and 6, but instead the two men hit him in the head with a tire iron and robbed him.
Bentrud said the investigator found inconsistencies in the story Tuesday. He said the man’s injuries were self-inflicted and the scene was staged.
The St. Cloud Times reported that the man faces a possible charge of filing a false police report.
Information from: St. Cloud Times, www.sctimes.com