Man Caught On Camera Punching Self, Claims Police Did It

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County authorities say a suspect brought in for questioning later punched himself in the face and then signed an assault complaint against detectives.

But unfortunately for the suspect, a video recorder was running in a holding room where he’d been left after questioning.

The sheriff’s department said Tuesday the footage shows 33-year-old Aleksander Robin Tomaszewski (tom-uh-SHEV’-skee) hitting himself, leaving two black eyes.

Investigators say he told them he hoped filing a complaint would get him released.

Authorities say the Lucerne, California man was brought in for questioning Jan. 9 on an unrelated case that’s under investigation.

He was charged with initiating a false report and attempted coercion, and found guilty last week. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail and fined $500.

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Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.