Is This Poe's Strike 3?
After being caught lying, twice, what does he tell a Texas TV station about his past and why he said those things?
The story just keeps getting weirder and weirder.
On Wednesday we reported that former America’s Got Talent contestant Timothy Poe may have lied about his past. On the show, he had said he had been hit by a grenade in Afghanistan which left him with brain damage and a broken back.
The Minnesota National Guard, of which he had been a part, told the Associated Press, “We looked very closely at his record. We did not find something to substantiate what he said.”
In fact, his ex-girlfriend’s sister told IBTimes that he had broken his back, but when he was in training in George, not in Afghanistan.
Then, news came that the photo Poe had used on the show was not actually him.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Norman Bone has come forward to say the photo is of him. Not only that, the photo is actually a stock photo used by the Department of Defense.
Poe explained that one by saying he accidentally must have sent the wrong photo in when the America’s Got Talent producers asked for a photo.
But now, as if things are not bad enough, he is now saying he made up the story because he didn't know what he was saying.
He interviewed with WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas on Friday.
"I mean as far as everything I said, I believe it wholeheartedly myself," he told the TV station. "But I feel like I'm going crazy."
One tale he told which has since been proven untrue is the story that he had been deployed to Iraq.
"I don't know," he said, when asked about the deployment. "I'm thinking, why have I for the last, over two years, believed things have happened to me and they might not have?"
After the first two strikes against him, do we believe this new story?
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