Charges have been filed against a 21-year-old Mankato man police said claimed he had been hit by a car near the end of October, and new details about what may have turned out to be a bogus story have been released.
The Mankato Department of Public Safety said 21-year-old Lane Akan told them he had been hit by a car in the alley between Fourth and Broad Streets, that he rolled onto the hood and into the windshield before falling from the car – which left the scene. He claimed the driver was a woman in her 20s.
However, the criminal complaint shows that when an officer spoke to Akan at the hospital he appeared to be uninjured.
Police obtained surveillance video from the nearby Mankato Islamic Center, which showed Akan walk into the alley and sit down against a building, but at no point showed him struggling to walk due to injuries and it also did not show a vehicle hitting him.
Akan is charged with falsely reporting a crime; under Minnesota law, the misdemeanor charge can mean up to three months in jail and a $1,000 fine if he’s convicted.