In Eugene, Oregon, a suspect who was detained for questioning accused arresting officers of assault, but was unaware of the jailhouse camera that caught him as the culprit who had punched himself.
After questioning, 33-year-old Aleksander Robin Tomaszewsk was moved to a holding room where a video recorder was capturing his every move. He is shown pacing nervously around the room and talking to himself (no one else was in the cell).
After hitting himself repeatedly in the eyes, Tomaszewsk then filed a complaint against officers and later told them that he hoped that the scheme would get him released from police custody.
Tomaszewsk, a resident of Lucerne, California had been detained for questioning on January 9 in an unrelated case that is still, “under investigation.”
When Tomaszewski was told the self-beating incident had been captured on camera, he allegedly confessed to making up the story with hopes of winning early release from jail, deputies said.
For the attempted coercion, Tomaszewski was sentenced Feb. 11 to 20 days in jail, 36 months of probation and a $500 fine. For initiating a false report, he received a $100 fine and 20 additional days in jail.
The California resident was charged with initiating a false report and attempted coercion, and found guilty on both counts last week. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail and fined $500.
Watch video of him hitting himself and try not to laugh.
Okay, now you can laugh. Only in California – he’s Rodney King Idiot
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