A South Dakota man is in custody for lying to police about how he landed in the emergency room with a gunshot wound to the penis.
Donald Anthony Watson, 43, told police he was shot by “a black guy (who) tried to rob” him while he was taking out the trash at his apartment, the Argus Leader reported Friday.
But police weren’t able to corroborate Watson’s story of an attempted robbery after a search of his apartment, where they found blood, bullet fragments, and an empty gun case.
Watson eventually admitted he had made the story up, and had instead placed a handgun he was considering purchasing in his pocket, where it fired and hit his genitals.
He also refused to tell police where the gun was and who was selling it, and was charged for weapons violations.