fakehatecrimes.org

fake hate crimes: a database of hate crime hoaxes in the usa



The purpose of this site is to compile a comprehensive database of the false reports of "hate crimes" committed in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the only book dedicated to this subject so far.

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 Victim who told police he was stabbed due to 'Neo Nazi' haircut was lying, police say / The Sheridan Police Department stated that Joshua Witt, 26, admitted to making up a story, that he was stabbed after being mistaken for a neo-Nazi because of his haircut, when police confronted him wit / 2017-08-28
Type of hoax: admitted - crime never took place

2017-08-16

Sheridan Colorado

The Sheridan Police Department stated that Joshua Witt, 26, admitted to making up a story, that he was stabbed after being mistaken for a neo-Nazi because of his haircut, when police confronted him with evidence that the attack never took place. He admitted to accidentally stabbing himself with a knife bought from a nearby sporting goods store.

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