The latest example of the most common false alibi in the world came from a man in Sheridan, Colorado who claimed he was stabbed by a Black man who mistook him for a Neo-Nazi. Because of his haircut. 

Joshua Witt, 26, took to his Facebook in a now-deleted post to detail the account of being stabbed in the hand by someone who he had “no conversation” with.

“I was just getting out of my car to go get myself a milkshake and the next thing I hear is ‘You one of them neo-Nazis” as this man is swinging a knife at my head over my car door,” Witt first told Buzzfeed. “I threw my hands up out of natural reflex and then I kind of dived back in my car as the suspect took off running.”

Police investigated the incident because it would count as assault and possibly attempted murder and became suspicious. Surveillance footage from the area didn’t show anyone running away from the scene as Witt suggested. Do you know what they did find? Footage of him buying a knife minutes before the alleged attack took place.

He cut himself.

“Where he was confronted with the all the information listed above. Mr. Witt subsequently admitted to accidentally cutting himself with the knife while parked in his car in front of the sporting goods store and admitted making up the story about being attacked,” Sheridan police said in a statement.

It’s a shame how far people will go to spare their own egos. Luckily, police didn’t just-so-happen to encounter anyone who resembled Witt’s description.

They could’ve easily considered them armed and dangerous and who knows how that interaction would’ve played out.

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