A former Navy SEAL is in hot water with Ohio police over a story he told them about being the victim of a shooting perpetrated by three black men near a shopping center in Bath Township.
Investigators say that 44-year-old Chris Heben of Medina is not telling the whole truth about the incident that occurred back in March.
“We have overwhelming evidence based upon video, cell phone records and interviews that the shooting did not occur in the West Market Plaza and that Mr. Heben made false allegations to us,” Bath Township Police Chief Mike McNeely told local news affiliate ABC 5.
Heben was indeed suffering from a gunshot wound, but authorities question just exactly where it happened, how it happened and why it happened.
“That’s only something he can answer,” McNeely said.
Since they believe he’s prevaricating, police have charged Heben with misdemeanor counts of falsification and obstructing official business. If convicted, Heben face up to year in jail and 1,000 fine.
Heben or his attorney have yet to address the charges publicly.