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Police: Man punched self, tried to blame neighbor

July 19, 2013 at 3:35 PM   |   Comments

FAIRBANKS, Alaska, July 19 (UPI) -- Police in Alaska said they arrested a man accused of punching himself in the face and attempting to blame it on his neighbor.

The Fairbanks Department of Public Safety said troopers responded around 11:30 p.m. July 14 to a Fairbanks address when Tony Gesin, 50, called 911 and accused his neighbor of assaulting him, the Fairbanks News-Miner reported Friday.

Gesin told troopers the same story he had told the 911 dispatcher, but he soon admitted he had hit himself in the face because he wanted to have his neighbor arrested.

Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Megan Peters said Gesin and the neighbor have been engaged in a civil dispute about property.

Gesin was arrested on a charge of giving a false report.

Topics: Megan Peters
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