A Mahnomen area man who claimed to have been injured in an assault this week has admitted making up the story.
Brian Tito Smith, 28, now says he suffered the burns after setting fire to his 2018 Ford F-150 Pickup.
Smith was seriously injured and has been hospitalized in Fargo. A Go-Fund-Me Page in his benefit has been discontinued with money to be returned to donors.
Charges against Smith are possible, an investigation is on-going.