South Carolina deputies: Man charged after admitting panther attack story false

Rickey Wesley Lynch (Georgetown Co. Sheriff's Office)

Georgetown County Sheriff's Office says a man has admitted to making up a story about being attacked by large black cat Monday night.

Deputies say they spent hours patrolling roads near where 33-year-old Rickey Wesley Lynch reported he was knocked into a ditch and scratched.

The Hemingway man has been charged with filing a false police report, and breaching the peace.

He is being held at Dorchester County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

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