Interesting turn of events... This type of behavior seems to be increasing - does anyone have any good explantions why it happening? What is the motive behind it? A desire for sympathy? An obvious distraction?
There has got to be something more to this...
VANCOUVER -- A B.C. Indo-Canadian youth who claimed he was assaulted by a group of white men has admitted he made the story up.
The 17-year-old Sikh from the Vancouver suburb of Richmond confessed to police he fabricated the tale that his turban was removed and his long hair cut off with a utility knife.
RCMP Corporal Peter Thiessen says the incident has upset the Sikh community but no decision has been made whether to lay charges.
Thiessen says the boy is shamed and realizes the the lie has caused pain to his family.
Police suspected a hoax when no tips came in concerning the incident that was said to have taken place during the daytime.
The teen told officers he was jumped by five white men in their 20's last Thursday when he was walking home from high school.