Man's Apple Watch proves he lied about being stabbed in anti-Semitic attack, actually stabbed self

by Jordyn Pair · Jan 6th, 2020 12:12 pm
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Last Updated Jan 6th, 2020 at 12:50 pm

Police are crediting an Apple Watch with helping them discover that a man who claimed he was stabbed in an anti-Semitic attack committed the attack himself.

Sean Sammit, a former employee at Temple Kol Ami in West Bloomfield, Michigan, claimed that he had been stabbed in an anti-Semitic attack on December 15. He told police that he was able to escape the attacker and drive himself to Henry Ford hospital.

After investigating, police said they were concerned that Sammit's story did not match up and that there was no evidence in the parking lot where Sammit said he was stabbed. Police then looked at data from his Apple watch, which showed that Sammit's heart rate was normal at the time he claims to have been attacked — but it was elevated just before the supposed attack.

That led police into the synagogue, where they say they found bloody tissues and a knife Samitt used to stab himself.

Sammit has been charged with filing a false police report.