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Man punches himself in face, accuses girlfriend of assault

A man called to report he was beaten up by his girlfriend. It was later determined he had fabricated the story and was cited for falsely reporting a crime.

The man had actually punched himself.

A 24-year-old St. Paul man was cited.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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