A Man with a Gray Ponytail

LA chief apologizes for dragnet in shooting hoax

The Jan. 19 incident had the hallmarks of a brazen attack on law enforcement, when Los Angeles Unified School District police Officer Jeff Stenroos claimed he had been shot by a man with a gray ponytail who had been breaking into cars.

Hundreds of officers were dispatched to scour cars and yards as part of a massive dragnet.

Except that no one shot him. They still aren’t saying exactly what happened, and the shell casing found near the scene doesn’t match the officer’s gun. Whatever went down, it’s a crock.

Via Say Uncle.