The amount of work people do in order to avoid work never ceases to amaze me. If there’s a prize for this sort of thing, we might have to award it to Aaron Siebers, 27, of Denver, Colorado, a Blockbuster employee who didn’t think that simply calling in sick was enough. Here’s the report from the UK paper The Telegraph:
Facing a night shift at a Blockbuster video store, Aaron Siebers, 27, took a serrated knife and stabbed himself in the leg. For good measure he then slashed his own face and stomach.
Mr Siebers then told the video store in Denver, Colorado, that he had been attacked by three men dressed in black on his way to work.
After stabbing himself, he was hospitalised with a deep puncture wound to his lower leg.
But his ploy sparked a large police manhunt with officers and sniffer dogs combing the streets for his attacker.
CCTV near where the incident was supposed to have taken place showed no attack and, after repeated questioning, Mr Siebers eventually admitted that he had made it up to get out of work.
He has been charged with false reporting and obstructing police.