Police said Friday that an 11-year-old boy who claimed that he was slashed by a man in a supermarket in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture, made the story up.
The boy had told police that a man clad in black had injured him with a box cutter in Yaoko Ashikaga Omae store at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The boy said the man fled.
However, on Thursday, the boy admitted that he had cut himself. He admitted to stealing the box cutter, according to TBS. He cut himself while he was playing with some friends and was afraid he would get into trouble if he admitted to stealing the box cutter, TBS reported.© Japan Today