Police: Collinsville man stabs self, lies about fake break-in - KMOV.com

Police: Collinsville man stabs self, lies about fake break-in

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(KMOV) – A Collinsville man is accused of faking a home invasion and stabbing, which resulted in hundreds of taxpayer dollars being wasted.

According to investigators, Evan Wallace stabbed himself, called 9-1-1, and told police that somebody had come into his home and stabbed him.

Six different police agencies were called in to search for the suspect —but the suspect never existed. “It’s an extreme burden on everybody … on a Saturday night at 11 o’clock [where] every agency in this whole area is busy at that time of night,” said Major Tom Coppotelli  of the Collinsville Police.

Wallace now faces felony charges. He is out of jail on a $40,000 bond. 

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