Clown gang attack story was fabricated
A man who claimed he was attacked by knife-wielding clowns in Luxembourg last Hallowe'en, mulitated himself, a prosecution spokesperson has concluded.
Facebook users reacted with horror when they saw the pictures posted by Marc Spautz of cuts over his upper torso posted online last autumn.
Spautz, who required 18 stitches for one gash, claimed to have been assaulted by a gang of clowns at his home in avenue Gaston Diderich, in Belair.
Speaking on Eldoradio, Luxembourg prosecutor Henri Eippers said that there were no attackers and said he believed Spautz inflicted the injuries on himself.
He said the case was non-applicable because there was no evidence to suggest an assault had occurred.
This supports similar suspicions raised by the Luxemburger Wort whose journalists conducted an experiment with a pen and found it was possible to inflict identical marks on one's own body.
When publishing the photos, Spautz had written on Facebook that he wished to alert people. He said people must be “completely sick to think I could have done that myself.”
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