Man Who Said He Had Been Stabbed Because Of ‘Neo-Nazi Haircut’ Is Arrested For Lying

Joshua Witt was arrested for filing a false police report.

Joshua Witt was arrested for filing a false police report.

Joshua Witt Arrested After Filing False Police Report

Sheridan, CO – A man who claimed he was stabbed because he looked like a Neo-Nazi was arrested on Thursday, August 24, after admitting that he had lied to police.

Joshua Witt, age 26, told Sheridan police on August 16 that a black male in his 20’s came up to him outside of the Sheridan Steak n’ Shake restaurant, and asked “Are you one of them neo-Nazis?”

He said the man tried to stab him, and that he received a defensive wound to his hand while trying to stop him. Witt said the man ran off afterwards, according to KJRH.

Witt also posted his story on Facebook, along with photos of his wound.

He claimed that his haircut, which has been adopted by many white nationalist, may have gotten him stabbed.

The Sheridan Police Department began an investigation based on Witt’s report, which included looking at surveillance video.

Police detectives reviewed the video, and never saw a black male running from that area.  During the investigation, they also discovered a ‘transient’ man who lived chose by, who matched the description.  They interviewed him, and ruled him out as a suspect.

Police then reviewed additional surveillance video from a nearby sporting goods store.  That video, however, showed that Witt had bought a small knife just minutes before the alleged attack.

Detectives confronted Witt on Thursday, and he admitted that he had lied.  Witt told police that he had accidentally cut himself with the knife, and then fabricated the story about being attacked.

Joshua Witt was arrested and is now being charged with one count of a false reporting to authorities.

  • Goober

    Meanwhile there are 40-50 leftist and BLM hoax “hate crimes” for a single, isolated extremely rare instance of something like this from the right side.

    • richard scalzo

      Doesn’t make it any more justified. Either you expect everyone to operate under the same rules or don’t bother.

      • Jonas Blane ll

        Thank you. We’ve disagreed on several things , however I support you on this.

    • Mo

      @ Goober

      And? One wrong (or a thousand wrongs) doesn’t excuse another.

    • Deplorable_Me

      It doesn’t matter. Making false rape accusations or false hat crime hoaxes should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  • bannedbymotherjones✓ᴰᴱᴾᴸᴼᴿᴬᴮᴸᴱ

    Prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law. I don’t care which side you are on, filing a false report and making up a story like this is BS and does not help.

    • Dawn Bell

      Agreed!! There’s already too many of “the boy who cried wolf” stories going around. It needs to stop!

  • Gobby

    Joshua Witt is little more then a attention seeking weirdo, liars are always found out.

  • george orwell

    The punishment for these hoaxes (many more of which come from the left, btw) should ALL be punished to the full extent, and I would go so far as to say, the punishment should be what the perp would get had they been real. IOW, he should get a punishment that an attempted murderer would get. That would put a stop to a lot of this s*** pretty fast.

    • Gobby

      “(many more of which come from the left, btw)”

      You have no means of backing up your puerile statement.

      • Bert Mc

        which is usual…

  • Mo

    What a jerk. This sort of thing takes away from real crimes!

  • Jonas Blane ll

    These are the inventors and masters of race hoaxes . No surprise.

  • the_lion

    What a moron

  • Bert Mc

    he is an antifa or white supremacist

  • Bert Mc

    i am just thinking….He might be a real white supremacist trying to blame the terrorists Antifa?