Sunset Hills Police have confirmed that a man who claimed to have been shot several times by a stranger in the Burger King parking lot in September has been charged with filing a false police report.
Dave Knight, the Communications Supervisor at the Sunset Hills police department said the man has been issued a summons to appear before the Sunset Hills court.
Officers said the 45-year-old man was actually shot in Jennings, Mo.
St. Louis County Police have taken over the investigation.
In September the man arrived at an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries and said he was approached by a stranger while walking from his car into the restaurant. He said the stranger pointed a long barrel revolver at him, and that he was shot several times following a struggle to grab the weapon.
Sunset Hills Police Chief William LaGrand said the man took officers to the actual site of the incident in Jennings.
A representative with St. Louis County Police said the department is currently working to determine the true nature of the attack.