Things are starting to look and sound like spring at
Craighead Forest Park.
It might have been spring fever that got the best of
one Jonesboro man trying to impress a girl.
According to a police report with the Jonesboro
Police Department, a man and woman were attacked by a man with a large knife
out near Pavilion #5 at Craighead Forest Park. While the female victim ran off,
the man, 26-year-old Tyler Siegel stayed back to fight the attacker, sustaining
a cut to his wrist and chest in the process.
Police even searched for that alleged attacker for
hours, even shutting down the main exit to Craighead Forest Park.
Turns out, that "attacker" was more friend
than foe as Siegel asked his friend to attack them so he could impress the
girl. The cuts he sustained were self-inflicted to make it look like he'd been injured.
KAIT spoke with the female by phone. She said in her
attempt to run away, she lost a shoe and hurt her leg trying to get away. She
said the whole experience was "very real" but didn't once think the
incident showed Siegel in a heroic light.
Siegel told police the incident "just really
got out of hand very fast." He is not facing any charges.
While speaking with the female victim, she said she
told Mr. Siegel that after this incident, they would no longer be talking.
Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:35:49 GMT
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