Man Who Claimed Stabbing Due To Haircut Faked Entire Story – Now Arrested…

You may have heard of the guy in Colorado named Joshua Witt who claimed he was stabbed for having a neo-Nazi haircut earlier this month.  The claim gathered national attention and was widely distributed by social media and by MSM.

Well, the entire story was faked.

Yup, he made it up.  Mr. Witt stabbed himself. He was just arrested.

Fake hate.

(Via Denver Post) Sheridan police arrested a man after he admitted cutting himself and making up a story about being stabbed by someone who asked if he was a “neo-Nazi.”

Joshua Witt, 26, told police on Aug. 16 that he was stabbed in the hand by a man who approached him outside the Steak ‘n Shake restaurant at 3502 River Point Parkway.

Witt told police the man asked if he was a neo-Nazi and then tried to stab him. Witt claimed his hand was injured as he tried to protect himself. Witt, a U.S. Navy boatswain’s mate who lives in San Diego, posted photos of his injured hand on his Facebook page and shared the fake story about being stabbed.

Witt’s report followed blanket news coverage of a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Va., that turned violent. One woman who was protesting the Unite the Right demonstration was killed when a white supremacist drove into the crowd. (read more)

There are a great deal of unstable people in the world.  They cluster on both the extreme left and the extreme right of the political continuum where antagonism and extremism reign supreme.

When something appears way too far over-the-top it carries a strong likelihood of being entirely fake. That’s part of the reason CTH attempts to quickly review the overall dynamic behind the story and not discuss these more outlandish claims. “Fake Hate” stories are a very frequent occurrence.

Be of good cheer.  Most people are entirely reasonable, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it because the most lucrative media stories are always on the extreme…

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106 Responses to Man Who Claimed Stabbing Due To Haircut Faked Entire Story – Now Arrested…

  1. M33 says:

    Some people will do anything to get attention.
    Sad, really…

    Liked by 13 people

  2. Deb says:

    Maybe now the media will excercise more caution when reporting on these “hate crimes.”

    Liked by 4 people

  3. rikster says:

    He should either run for President, or be a newscaster. Hillary or Brian Williams could vouch for him. 🙂

    Liked by 12 people

  4. AmericaFirst says:

    And the world went crazy when President Trump said there were bad actors on both sides and that we should wait for the complete investigation!

    Liked by 15 people

  5. Alex says:

    Oh God I laughed way too much at that picture of the cat in the window.

    I try to tell everyone I talk to to look at events through an objective and suspicious lens. When something seems to obvious, its usually a rouse.

    Liked by 16 people

  6. James F says:

    This is why “hate crimes” are such a farce. They almost always turn out be lies perpetuated by the alleged victims.

    Liked by 8 people

    • AM says:

      Pretty much. This is what happens when it’s ‘hate crime’ is worse than just crime.

      Liked by 4 people

      • NJF says:


        crime against another is in and of itself an act of hate.

        If someone assaults or kills in a targeted way, ie skin color or ethnicity then it’s premeditated. There are already stiffer sentences for premeditation. start applying them.

        Liked by 2 people

  7. Shame on you Mr.Witt. You have brought shame upon yourself, your family and indirectly upon any of us that served or still serve in the US Navy. Blanket party for you, then busted to seaman recruit.

    Liked by 7 people

  8. Katie says:

    Ugh. Colorado again. On behalf of my fellow Coloradans who are all about MAGA, we’re sorry.


    And we want our state back! (Looking at you, Hickenlooper, the mayor Michael Hancock, and the potheads who are creating a society that no one in their right mind would want to be living among)

    Liked by 6 people

    • AM says:

      CO is a very interesting place and many wonderful people like you. My husband is from there and I went to college there. I confess neither my husband and wanted to live there after college. A recent visit, while beautiful, confirmed the decision. Too many people who are hippie, #NeverTrump or “pox on both houses”. I don’t know if it’s the altitude but there’s a certain intensity that this East Coast native finds off putting.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Katie says:

        We moved here almost 40 yrs ago from the Midwest. It was fiercely independent and we were always proud to say we were from CO. Then it was targeted to flip it, and they’ve been very successful at turning it into another Seattle. Heartbreaking.


    • Yes, Colorado is a beautiful state.

      We love it here and are lucky to live in a small mountain town.

      No riffraff, no chuckleheads, very few potheads, just hard working people that love Colorado and the USA.

      Not all of Colorado has gone to the dogs, but it sure does seem like it some times.

      Liked by 4 people

    • adoubledot says:

      Speaking of CO, has anyone heard from treeper Steve in CO? Haven’t seen him post in awhile?

      Liked by 2 people

    • georgiafl says:

      Two words: Marijuana legalization.

      His brain is either fried with drugs or the trauma of leftist indoctrination.

      Liked by 2 people

  9. mazziflol says:

    “One woman who was protesting the Unite the Right demonstration was killed when a white supremacist drove into the crowd.”

    Why has this been so quiet?

    Why it was Dylan Roof…there was non stop coverage. Maybe something about his side of the story doesnt fit the narrative?

    Liked by 4 people

  10. kinthenorthwest says:

    Its stories like this that have me worrying about all the GoFund me accounts already going up over Hurricane Harvey.
    Too many people & families are already posting GoFund me accounts for themselves or their families.. Yet how many are the real deal or do they feel first come will reap the most
    This is way to soon to know what the final outcome will be financially or to be able to even check on the authenticity of these people’s stories who are using GoFund me

    Liked by 5 people

  11. fleporeblog says:

    As a former Boatswain’s Mate in the Navy, I am embarrassed that he was one as well! You can’t fix stupid!

    Liked by 12 people

  12. magagirl says:

    Thank you SD, I was just thinking about that today. The media tells us how divided the country is and you see all this terrible acts of hate, but really everything surrounds a very small group of crazies, the rest of the people are normal hard working, loving, faithful people. Just see all the acts of heroism by normal people in Texas, willing to risk their own lifes to save other americans. And THAT is the American spirit 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    Liked by 7 people

    • MTeresa says:

      The media is relishing in these paid protesters like the nitwits you see on the Jerry Springer show. Sprinkle in a few paid protesters, rile up the rest of them up and voila. And there are all the camera people – not helping, just “observing” ….yeah okay. It’s no longer “main stream media” …….I call is SNN (Springer news networks). Americans as a whole are normal sane people out there. I mean who the heck has time to do this? I’m too busy working. The media wants to paint any Trump supporter with a broad brush to be a Nazi sympathizer. It’s specifically to divide the country and to shut down anyone who disagrees with the media (the same media who tried for months to convince you that HRC was a shoo in). They’ve lost all credibility.

      Liked by 4 people

  13. keebler AC ovfefe says:

    I’m a suspicious cat.

    What I wonder is how this nothingburger became news. Now it’s a right navy guy staging ops after we catch Charlottesville being a left stage op?

    Remember this rabid UTR guy interviewed after Charlottesville?

    He’s an actor basically. The left goes around looking for these unstable guys and pays them to up their game.

    Liked by 6 people

  14. StormyeyesC says:

    Kind of like the black Antifa agitator Deandre whatever who claims the Nazis beat him up Got a huge amount of money on a GoFundme acct (hundreds of thousands) and now he is suing Cville. Problem is, he attacked guys who were peacefully marching and they finally defended themselves.

    Liked by 4 people

  15. Doug says:

    These stories really make me cringe. Can you imagine family members and how embarassing that is . Id ridicule them to know end


  16. Laura says:

    Well! Well! Well! Color me surprised and call me a turnip! (I dunno where that came from, but there ya go!)

    Liked by 3 people

  17. chbailey says:

    Leave it to CTH for the absolute best graphic to illustrate the essential fact or idea under consideration.
    “For I am a bear of very little brain, and long words bother me.” ― A.A. Milne, The World of Winnie-the-Pooh

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  18. keebler AC ovfefe says:

    For those who missed it and branded it conspiracy like I did, here’s an actor and his actress wife in the Sandy Hook stage ops who has been identified as playing FBI agent as well as distressed couple who lost a child. They apparently live in Costa Rica now to get away from being recognized. Note how he abandons his FBI artillery “somewhere” unlike real FBI agents who guard their weapons at all times at a scene of potential danger.

    Please share widely because people need to understand there’s nefarious globalist monied players manipulating news in favor of their goals. Disarming Americans is a big one for the globalists. Only 4500 views so far.

    The one good thing out of the Civil War is that Patriots and the South is ready and will not be played.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Sandra-VA says:

      This wasn’t very convincing. Maybe the actors did lose their child in that travesty. Maybe the FBI swat guy just looked a little similar….


      • Sandra-VA says:

        Also, wasn’t Alex Jones sued for pushing this as a conspiracy? Sued by parents who lost their children…


      • scott467 says:

        Seemed pretty convincing to me.

        Is it a coincidence that David Wheeler and his wife are professional actors?

        Is it a coincidence that David Wheeler is dressed up like an FBI / SWAT team member on the day of the shooting?

        Normally I would not have questioned it, because who would fake something like a mass-shooting?

        Then I remember who we’re dealing with.

        And the means always justifies the ends.

        No doubt that an expert could verify whether that is David Wheeler posing as a member of FBI/SWAT on the day of the shooting. There is sufficient facial video to prove conclusively whether David Wheeler the professional actor is the same individual walking around as an FBI/SWAT team member on the day of the Sandy Hook shooting.

        If it is the same guy, then what possible explanation can there be?

        What can possibly reconcile THAT reality with the claimed reality that he and his actress wife are ALSO the parents of a six-year old boy who was killed the same day Mr. Wheeler was passing himself off as a FBI/SWAT team member at the scene of the crime?

        Liked by 2 people

        • scott467 says:

          Edit: ends always justifies the means.



        • scott467 says:

          How hard could it possibly be to prove conclusively whether David Wheeler (professional actor) was playing the role of a FBI/SWAT member at the same place and on the same day as his son was killed at Sandyhook?

          Either it’s the same guy, or it isn’t.

          Computer facial recognition software could tell. An expert trained in photographic identification could tell.

          Even better, the individual wearing the FBI/SWAT gear, if he was for real, was a government employee. There are records. Who is he, and can he appear at the same time in a courtroom (or anywhere else) with the actor, Mr. David Wheeler?

          Where was Mr. Wheeler on the day of the Sandyhook shooting? Considering all the electronic trails of our daily activities, it should be an easy thing to prove where Mr. Wheeler was on the day of the shooting. There would be emails to prove his activities and location, receipts for purchases, as well as cell phone records, eyewitnesses, etc., etc., etc.

          Either the professional actor David Wheeler is BOTH the parent of a child killed at Sandyhook AND he was playing an FBI/SWAT team member on the day of his child’s death, or he isn’t.

          If he isn’t, then who is the body double?

          And if he was playing the part of an FBI/SWAT team member on the day his son was killed at Sandyhook, then those ‘realities’ don’t reconcile, and the whole charade evaporates.

          Only a rudimentary investigation would be necessary to prove it one way or the other.

          Liked by 1 person

          • WSB says:

            According to Oprah, Wheeler is a graphic designer and Francine is a muaic teacher.

            “Buoyed by such kindness, Francine, a music teacher and singer, and David, a graphic designer, remain committed to seeing that Sandy Hook be remembered not for tragedy but as the place where real change began.”

            Read more:

            Liked by 1 person

            • scott467 says:

              “According to Oprah, Wheeler is a graphic designer and Francine is a muaic teacher.”


              Well she did make those music videos shown in the youtube link above, so there is at least some element of truth to her story, which is good basic technique.

              I have to say, I don’t believe the photo at the link you provided for a second. The one where David and Francine Wheeler are walking arm-in-arm with Oprah. The chances that some random people dress like that and look like that and comport themselves like that is small.

              They are cookie-cutter TV commercial archetypes. Looks like the same person did the make-up for all three. Same wardrobe person, too. Those clothes all came out of the same stock room.

              In fact, Oprah and Mrs. Wheeler are dressed almost alike. The Wheelers are ‘everyman’, and dress just like billionaire Oprah Winfrey. I would be waiting for the 2.5 kids to come running and laughing into the picture, except that would conflict with the narrative.

              Their comfort level, their posture, the way they speak, it’s every TV commercial you’ve ever seen, intended to reflect ‘everyone’ but in actuality represents no one. At least no one you’ve ever seen — outside of a TV show.

              Which would make perfect sense, if they’re both actors.

              All three of them are actors, actually. Like peas in a pod. Oprah was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in The Color Purple (1985) and nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture for Selma in 2014.

              I don’t know what the truth is, but the more I look at the available information, the more skeptical I become.


  19. keebler AC ovfefe says:

    They are called “Crisis Actors”.

    I can’t believe it either but it is the same woman 4 times wearing the exact same glasses at different incidents. CNN and media isn’t just written lies, they send in crisis actors to interview who claim to have witnessed the event. We need to have relatives, acquaintances and friends see for themselves how CNN fools them. Twitter away! before it’s too late

    Liked by 5 people

    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      I had not considered the possibility here. California makes sense. I’ve known a lot of “acting” operatives from California and Florida, for obvious reasons. Of course, a lot of loons from both, too. The climate attracts people with unpredictable futures.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. v4ni11ista says:

    Could we all just take a moment to remember that the Z in NAZI stands for SOCIALIST? How “Right Wing” can SOCIALISTS be? Even fake ones. The violence in Cville was like Hitler fighting Stalin, or the radical Left vs the far radical Left. The real “Right Wing” in America freed the slaves, passed the Civil Rights Acts and would be a color blind meritocracy. ALL of this NAZI-like violence is shades of LEFTIST totalitarianism, not “Right Wing” anything. The “Far Right Wing” would look like a color blind meritocracy with an anorexic Federal government, not like NAZIs.

    Liked by 3 people

  21. Jean says:

    He’s active Navy? The Navy better take a look at this guy. I on’t think I’d trust him.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Where on EARTH did you get that cat picture? The best thing you have published yet, and that is saying something! Thanks for helping us stay sane, Sundance.

    Liked by 3 people

  23. sunnydaze says:

    OMG, what a LOSER this guy is. Did it to get medical benies from the Military because he “was worried they wouldn’t cover if they found it it was self-inflicted” ?

    Hey thanks, JERK, for knowingly trying to add to already high social tensions within this country with your lying Bullsh*t. You’re really on our side, aren’t you? /s

    I know next to nothing about the military. Can you be dishonorably discharged after your term is already up?

    Cuz this ass deserves some kind of extreme disgracement.


  24. indiamaria2020 says:

    Yet one more reminder about the dangers of getting hot and bothered over a tweet, a blog, a TV report from either side of the political spectrum. I have a great tip. Trust Trump, follow his tweets, and if confused check with Sundance at CTH. The Intellectual Giants will scoff at you for doing this, and call you a simpleton. Yet how many times have the Intellectual Giants been mislead by “reports?” Even here at CTH we have seen gargantuan debates over a premise that turns out to be false. Thank goodness, I say, the we have a National and Party Leader who is honest; has no reason to lie; and whose only constituency is The American People. What a deal !!

    Liked by 2 people

  25. furrcats says:

    I’m glad The cat is ok

    Liked by 3 people

  26. scott467 says:

    “There are a great deal of unstable people in the world. They cluster on both the extreme left and the extreme right of the political continuum where antagonism and extremism reign supreme.”


    That may be true, but there are a lot MORE of them on the extreme Left, because there are a lot more extreme Leftists than there are extreme ‘rightists’.

    Being an extreme Leftist is politically correct, ‘cool’, ‘popular’, and ‘conformist’ (while pretending you’re a rebel). All the best celebrities and propaganda media say so, 24/7/365.

    Being an extreme ‘Rightist’ is to be an international pariah, so there are far less of them.

    I raise the point because the propaganda media ALWAYS attempts to imply a false equivalence between the far Left and the far Right, as if their numbers or impact on society were remotely similar.

    They’re not.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Jimmy Jack says:

      I agree. Also, the right doesn’t make excuses for lawless behavior. We resent it bc we know it hurts the cause who and are happy when it’s rooted out and punished.

      Liked by 2 people

  27. Atticus says:

    Bosun Witt’s Commanding Officer could very well throw the book at him. He willfully damaged Government property (himself, an active duty sailor) depriving the Service of his “talents”.
    Oh, things could look a little bleak for Swabby.

    Liked by 2 people

  28. Jimmy Jack says:

    Any chance he got paid to do this to gin up division?

    Either way, I’m happy he’s caught and going to jail. Unfortunately he’s now created the “fashy haircut” meme.

    Liked by 1 person

    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      I would love to know his full background. Can you imagine if Trump had retweeted anything about this guy? The enemedia would never let it go. THUS, there is motive to set up stuff like this. So if the guy has any actual moonbat past, especially prior to 2016, it’s worth knowing (that is when Kessler allegedly switched his politics).


  29. Mia C says:

    I’m glad it wasn’t true. But very disturbed that it seems like nothing can be trusted anymore.
    1) People lie to get on the news
    2) The news lies to push a political agenda
    3) University professors lie for the agenda (i.e. “gender is just a social construct”)
    4) Since the 1960’s people discovered the government lies too.
    5) Scientists lie for funding and to get published.
    –If you can’t trust the public or any institution what are we left with? Seems like a highpoint for lying right now. It may have always been this way, but this is the first I’ve been so aware of it.

    Liked by 4 people

  30. TreeperInTraining says:

    Props to you, Sundance for calling out the nuts on both sides. If both sides of the same coin would call out their nuts, a reasonable conversation might actually occur. Reign in the kooks, already!

    I wonder…who benefits from this destabilization of the national conversation?

    Either way….Thanks for being you.

    It’s why I joined in the discussion here in the first place. Here…a spade is a spade and a nut ain’t a bolt.

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    Does this story sound any more out of the blue than the ESPN Robert Lee story or a TN theater afraid to show Gone With The Wind.


  32. InTime says:

    To me all this represents the evidence of decades of actions that have suffered no consequences….we have raised a group of people who are truly the zombies and walking dead. Lord, have mercy on this Godless nation.


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