Sunday 17 December 2017

Man stages fake knife attack to impress on first date

Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

AN AMERICAN man’s attempts to impress on a first date went badly wrong after police became involved in a fake knife attack he staged.

Jeffery Tyler Siegel took his date Brianne Coots to Craighead Forest Park in Arkansas for a walk as part of the couple’s first date.

Unknown to Coots however, Siegel had arranged for his friend to launch a staged knife attack on the pair.

Siegel hoped that in overpowering the fake assailant he would look like a hero and impress on the first date. 

As the couple walked through the forest, Siegel’s friend came running out of nearby bushes brandishing a large knife.

The plan backfired however when Coots ran screaming from the woods, leaving Siegel behind with his friend.

In order to make the attack look more convincing, Siegel inflicted superficial flesh wounds on himself with the knife.

Meanwhile his terrified date Brianne Coots called the police as she fled from the forest towards the car park.

Police became suspicious at the superficial nature of Siegel's wounds which were supposedly inflicted with such a large knife.

Eventually Siegel broke down and admitted to officers he had staged the attack.

Siegel later told local TV station KGO-TV: “I was definitely very upset. If you want to impress somebody, impress them with the good stuff you can do, I mean you could buy people flowers, have a good job, have a good education.”

Unsurprisingly, Brianne Coots told the station she has no plans to go on a second date.

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