Police: Former Navy SEAL lied about shooting in plaza parking lot

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BATH, Ohio -- Police said a former Navy SEAL lied about being shot outside of a store back in March.

According to the Bath Police Department, Christopher Heben is charged with one count of falsification and one count of obstructing official business.

Heben reported being shot after an altercation in the parking lot of the West Market Plaza on Medina Road in Bath Township.

Heben described it this way to FOX 8 News, “The driver looks at the passenger and they visually agree on some course of action. The next thing I know I have this massive punch-type sensation to my abdomen, kind of doubled me over, took my breath away, you know.”

The former Navy SEAL said he climbed into his car and started chasing what he said was the suspect vehicle.

At one point, he said he realized his injuries required medical attention.

Police said during the investigation, detectives determined the shooting didn't happen at the plaza.

Police said Heben will be served with a summons to appear in court.

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