FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia — Stupidity is not colorblind.
A Virginia man was arrested after he shot himself in the leg and then tried to blame it on two mythical black men he claimed tried to rob him, police said.
Deputies from the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s office responding to t a call Sunday about a man shot at an Econo Lodge found Eric Jones, 23, with a bullet wound in his leg.
He told them two black men had approached him and shot him. But when cops began interviewing witnesses, it became apparent that Jones had shot himself and had made up the story about being attacked.
When cops searched his room in the motel, they found a gun, which they determined had been reported stolen.
Jones was taken to the hospital and was arrested after he was treated and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, receiving stolen property, reckless handling of a firearm and filing a false report. He was held without bail.