Middletown man, 80, lied about being run down by truck, police say
Man claimed he was struck by truck
Last Updated: 219 days ago
MUNCIE, Ind. - An 80-year-old Middletown man who claimed he was run down by a pickup truck is accused of lying about the incident.
Don Parrish was charged last week with false informing, the Star Press reported.
Parrish originally told police that he was struck by the rear bumper of a pickup truck outside the Middletown Ricker's station Sept. 12, and he identified the driver as man with whom he had a previous dispute, according to a police report.
But witnesses told police that it was Parrish who confronted the man and his grandson outside the convenience store.
According to a police report, the younger man said he came out of the store and Parrish approached him, telling him he was going to "kick his (expletive)."
Parrish was kicking the pickup truck and pounding on its windows as the younger man drove away with his grandfather in the passenger's seat, witnesses said.
When the men pulled out of the parking lot, Parrish threw himself to the ground and began to shout that he had been struck, witnesses told police.
Parrish was taken to Anderson's St. John's Medical Center.
Court records show the passenger in the pickup truck filed a lawsuit against Parrish last year, but it was later dismissed, the Star Press reported.
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