A Colorado man who claimed he was stabbed in the hand for looking like a neo-Nazi by the Antifa group was arrested for fabricating his story. Joshua Witt is now facing charges that could land him up to one year in jail for his false statement.
The Denver Post reports:
Joshua Witt, 26, told police on Aug. 16 that he was stabbed in the hand by a man who approached him outside the Steak ‘n Shake restaurant at 3502 River Point Parkway.
Witt told police the man asked if he was a neo-Nazi and then tried to stab him. Witt claimed his hand was injured as he tried to protect himself. Witt, a U.S. Navy boatswain’s mate who lives in San Diego, posted photos of his injured hand on his Facebook page and shared the fake story about being stabbed.
Witt’s report followed blanket news coverage of a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Va., that turned violent. One woman who was protesting the Unite the Right demonstration was killed when a white supremacist drove into the crowd.
Not only did Witt fib about being stabbed, he purchased the knife himself. Witt copped to cutting himself on the hand to Sheridan police on Aug. 24. He faces a fine of up to $2,650 along with the possible jail time.
Photo: Sheridan Police