Police: Man claiming to be robbery victim actually robber

By Conor Mooney

Police: Man claiming to be robbery victim actually robber

September 16, 2013 Updated Sep 16, 2013 at 9:48 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Police took a man into custody Saturday they said claimed he was attacked.

Saturday, Paul Michaletz, 45, told police he had been been robbed and stabbed while walking on Washington Street.

Paramedics treated and released him at Wilson Hospital..

After further investigation, police said it was Michaletz who robbed and attacked a 59-year-old woman, allegedly taking cash.

The victim stabbed Michaletz in the side in defense.

Police did not file charges against the victim, and Michaletz was sent to the Broome County Jail. He's charged with one count of making a false written statement and one count of robbery in the third degree.