Man phones in fake stabbing, describes himself as the ‘perpetrator’

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Adam Witmer
Adam Witmer

MANCHESTER, NH – Police say A Queen City man turned himself in Aug. 10 on a warrant charging him with causing false public alarm. That warrant was issued in connection with a July 26 incident during which Adam Witmer, 21, called 911  at 2 a.m. to report he had been stabbed in the kidney.

During the call Witmer identified himself using a false name – Chris Mangan – and told the 911 operator that he had been stabbed in the kidney. Witmer went on to describe his alleged assailant, however police say the clothing description was the same as the clothing Witmer was wearing at the time.

Responding Officer Robert Megowen recognized the name Chris Mangan and knew it had been used previously by someone making false 911 calls. He located Witmer on Winter Street a short time later and noticed his clothing matched the description that had been given by phone as the suspect’s attire.

Officer Megowen did not arrest Witmer that night, but filed an arrest warrant charging him with false public alarm.

Witmer is scheduled to appear Aug. 11 in District Court to face the charge.

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