A 25-year-old Jefferson County, Missouri man told police he was on his way home when he saw a man lying in a ditch by the side of the road and stopped to help him. According to his story the man in the ditch pulled a gun and demanded money. The two men fought over the gun, which went off, shooting the man who had stopped to help in the hand.
However, the victim's story changed while being questioned by police. Finally, the man admitted he had shot himself in the hand while attempting to shoot a feral cat in his yard.
The man faces misdemeanor charges of filing a false police report.