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New Information; Authorities Say Blind Man Made Up Cane Theft

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a blind man was lying when he reported that his cane was stolen by giggling teenagers near a light-rail platform.

Detective Jim Strovink of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says relatives of 40-year-old James Davis contacted authorities Tuesday after seeing a story about the theft on the news.

The relatives told investigators that the Vancouver, Wash., man is legally blind, but has "developmental issues" and a history of not telling the truth.

Strovink says surveillance video from the platform did not show an assault. Prosecutors will decide whether to file charges against Davis.

 

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