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November 04, 2009

Monday was a rough day for one Blockbuster employee in Colorado.

When he reported to work, he said that he had been attacked by 3 individuals near his workplace. Police arrived to investigate and found the employee with a stab wound on his leg along with cuts on his face and abdomen, according to a police affidavit obtained by the Smoking Gun. However, police say that when they reviewed surveillance video of the area in which the employee said he was attacked, they found no evidence of an attack in the video.

So, police confronted the employee. The man eventually admitted he had concocted the story and stabbed himself in the leg because he had ripped his work pants during a skateboarding incident and feared that he'd be disciplined if he showed up out of uniform, according to the police affidavit. Police also say that he admitted that the cuts on his face and abdomen were a result of the fall while he was skateboarding.

The employee faces misdemeanor charges of false reporting and obstructing a police officer. The Smoking Gun obtained a mug shot of the employee in which you can see the cuts on his face.

Source: The Smoking Gun

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