If there is not already bizarre things happening in the world today, brace and get ready for this one. A man from the United Kingdom faked a coma for two years. But guess why? So that he could avoid court. He might have gotten away with it, if it hadn’t been for his supermarket loyalty card.
A British con artist, who also pretended to be a quadriplegic to avoid prosecution, has finally been caught by police after having evidence of him driving and walking around grocery stores.
Alan Knight of Swansea, Wales allegedly stole about $64,000 American dollars from an elderly neighbor who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. When the cops began investigating the case is when Knight claimed to be a quadriplegic and sometimes faked being in a coma to avoid being questioned. Apparently, Knight’s wife was in on the scheme, because she wrote a letter to a local newspaper describing his “ailing” state and how it was hard for the whole family to cope with. She also explained how he had been in an accident and suffered a neck injury. The courts explained that the hearing would proceed whether Knight was there or not, so he showed up in a wheelchair and neck brace.
Once arriving, the evidence was presented and with it being so substantial and incriminating, Knight pleaded guilty. Sentencing will be on November 7, 2014.