March 27, 2008
Brownsburg, Ind. (The Weekly Vice) -- Zachary Booso, a 19 year old from Brownsburg Indiana has been arrested for filing a false police report after shooting himself four times claiming to friends he had gang ties.
When Booso bragged to friends and an exgirlfriend that he had friends that were gang members, no one believed him. As a result, Booso staged a self assault with a BB/Pellet gun in attempt to provide proof that they were wrong.
According to police, Booso said he was driving to a friend's house Saturday when a man flagged him down. He said he stopped at a clubhouse, where the man demanded his wallet and shot him. Booso then called a friend and told him that he'd been shot. The friend's father then called 911.
When police investigated the boy's claims, the story quickly fell apart, leading the teen to confess to self inflicting the woulds. Booso confessed to shooting himself in the face, shoulder and thigh with the bb gun.
Booso told them he did it to try to prove to his friends and ex-girlfriend that he led a secret life as a gang member. "Nobody believed him, so this was going to show all of them that he had been involved in a gang," said Brownsburg police Capt. Jeff Gray.
Booso was taken to a hospital and then carted off to jail, where he bonded out the same day.
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