'Samaritan' made up attack: Police
A Minnesota man who claimed he was attacked while helping two people fix a flat tire faked it for reasons unknown, according to this report:
Smith was found unconscious and lying in a ditch by people who were passing by. He told investigators he stopped to help two men who were trying to change a tire.
Smith appeared to have been struck in the head with a tire iron. He said cash and personal items were stolen from him.
On Tuesday, Bentrud said the investigator found inconsistencies in the story and when Smith was asked about it, he admitted to making the crime up.
Read the full story on the sctimes.com web site.
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| October 8, 2010; 6:12 AM ET
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