Wis. police: Man stabs self, says he was attacked

June 23, 2010 8:47:24 AM PDT
Eau Claire authorities say a man intentionally stabbed himself in the abdomen and then filed a police report claiming he was attacked by a stranger.

Police say they're recommending the 20-year-old be charged with filing a false complaint.

The man told officers he was riding his bike when he got into an argument with another person on a sidewalk. He said he'd gone to a gas station Tuesday afternoon to inflate his tires when the person came back, stabbed him and fled with his wallet.

The man was taken to the hospital, where police say he confessed to stabbing himself and said no one else was involved.

WEAU-TV reports that officers recovered the knife but aren't saying why the man stabbed himself.