(KMOV.com) -- Police report that a man who wrecked his vehicle claimed he was a victim of a carjacking to hide the accident from his wife.
The accident happened Tuesday night near the intersection of Weldon Spring and Highway K, just outside the O'Fallon, Missouri city limits. St. Charles County Sheriff's Deputies said the man wrecked his car and then reported that he had been carjacked. According to reports, the man told authorities a guy with a Glock pistol forced him out of his car and took off.
The man then walked home and told his wife what happened. The investigating deputies later determined the man wrecked his car and, in attempt to hide the accident from his wife, said he was carjacked.
The man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, making a false police report and other unspecified charges.