A man in Wyoming, Minnesota, suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Thursday, but told police that someone else was the shooter.
The bizarre encounter unfolded on Thursday morning, with Wyoming police saying they arrived to find the 20-year-old man shot in the leg, after he'd reported that he "feared the assailant was going to return."
But as the police department explained on Facebook, the man's story "just didn't add up."
A little digging revealed the truth, as the police department explained: "The victim was unloading a handgun and it accidentally discharged shooting himself in the leg.
"In a panic, he threw the gun into a swamp and fabricated the story."
The story was eventually confirmed when a retired firefighter turned professional diver took the plunge into the swamp and, using commercial grade magnets, managed to find the discarded gun.
The 20-year-old is now set to have gross misdemeanor charges to go along with his gunshot wound.