Grand Island man falsely claims being shot

GRAND ISLAND – A Grand Island man was arrested over the weekend for falsely claiming he was shot in the chest.

Accord to Grand Island Police around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday a man went to residents in the 500 block of Waldo Ave. claiming he had been shot in the chest and needing help.

After the resident called 911 it was determined he had in fact not been shot. Police say he had made the story up so he could be assisted quicker after his car had stalled.

Police say the man then became combative and kicked an officer in the knee when he was told he was being arrested.

Charles Cloud, 60, of Grand Island was arrested for false reporting, 3rd degree assault on an officer and resisting arrest.

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