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Married man makes up story about being beaten unconscious after cheating on his wife and spending night with lover

By Mason White 5:18 PM December 18, 2016
Erik Shepler 

By: Wayne Morin
A man was arrested after he called police to report that he was attacked.

He made up the story about being attacked in order to cover up his cheating.

The married man of Pennsylvania, told police that he was attacked and robbed after leaving a bar.

However, surveillance video showed that he made up the story after spending the night with another woman.

Police arrested 37-year-old Erik Shepler, on a charge of making a false report to law enforcement officers.

Steelton police went to the 300 block of South Second Street, after Shepler’s wife told officers that her husband had been missing for 12 hours and that he had been robbed.

Officers found Shepler lying on the floor, claiming that he needed medical attention.

Shepler said he was beaten in the head as he left a bar and he woke up in an alley. He said that his credit card was stolen and he could not remember anything from the last 12 hours, police said in a press release.

Police said that investigators found surveillance video of Shepler with a woman, who was not his wife, and buying cigarettes and hot dogs at a convenience store.

They contacted the woman, who told the officers that she met Shepler at the bar. They then went to her home, where they drank some more and then spent the night together.

A security camera in the woman’s building confirmed that Shepler was at her apartment, police said.