A man faked being in a coma for two years just to avoid going to court for sentencing. However, the man’s supermarket “loyalty card” blew up his whole operation. According to FOX News, the U.K. man was caught on camera driving to supermarkets despite claiming he was quadriplegic and sometimes in a comatose state.
The man, identified as Alan Knight, was convicted of stealing $64,000 from his elderly neighbor’s bank account. He has been facing sentencing since his conviction — two years ago.
“When police began investigating, the 47-year-old Knight claimed to be quadriplegic and so sick he sometimes fell into a coma. He checked himself into a hospital to avoid court appearances, saying he was having seizures.”
The man who faked his coma for two years evidently had the support of his wife, Helen Knight. She reportedly wrote a letter to a local newspaper, telling them that her husband was suffering after having neck surgery — she even sent along a “doctor’s note.”
“[He is] quadriplegic and in a comatose condition, bed-bound at home. We’ve been through absolute hell and we’re still going through hell,” Helen wrote.
The judge overseeing the case believes none of this, and has called Mr. Knight an “actor.” Since all of these ailments “coincide with impending court appearances,” Judge Paul Thomas believes that this has all been made up as a way for the convicted felon to avoid going to court.
According to Yahoo! News, Mr. Knight is due in court on Nov. 7. It is unknown if he is going to be charged with anything else for his failure to show up to his sentencing hearings over the past two years. Police have been involved in the case.
The man who faked a coma for two years is not the only person who has tried to avoid things by fabricating stories. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a couple of years ago, a Navy commander met a woman online. The two had intercourse and the woman ended up getting pregnant. However, the man wanted nothing to do with the woman or his unborn child, so he faked his own death. The 23-year-old woman received an email that the father of her child was dead. The Navy commander was 20 years her senior, and was married with three children of his own. Faking his own death was likely the only way he thought he’d get away with having a mistress — and a “lovechild.”