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YouTube star arrested for lying about assault, injuries

1 year 3 weeks 2 days ago Wednesday, June 29 2016 Jun 29, 2016 June 29, 2016 9:10 PM June 29, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - A YouTube personality who said he was assaulted outside a West Hollywood club has been charged with filing a false police report and faking his injuries.
    
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department says London-native Calum McSwiggan was seen hitting himself with a jail payphone after his arrest early Monday. McSwiggan had claimed he was assaulted by three men outside a gay club, but deputies said they could not substantiate his claims and took him into custody after seeing him vandalize a car.
    
The 26-year-old wrote he was attacked by three men who broke his teeth in an Instagram post Tuesday that included a picture of him in a hospital bed.
    
He was charged Wednesday with one misdemeanor count of making a false police report.
    
A Facebook message sent to him seeking comment was not immediately returned.

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