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YouTube personality charged with making false police report

This Wednesday, June 29, 2016, photo released by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows Calum McSwiggan. The London-native gay YouTube personality who said he was assaulted outside a West Hollywood club has been charged with filing a false police report and faking his injuries. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
June 29, 2016 - 3:40 PM

LOS ANGELES - A gay YouTube personality who said he was assaulted outside a West Hollywood club has been charged with filing a false police report and faking his injuries.

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department says London-native Calum McSwiggan was seen hitting himself with a jail payphone after his arrest early Monday. McSwiggan had claimed he was assaulted by three men outside a gay club, but deputies said they could not substantiate his claims and took him into custody after seeing him vandalize a car.

The 26-year-old wrote he was attacked by three men who broke his teeth in an Instagram post Tuesday that included a picture of him in a hospital bed.

He was charged Wednesday with one misdemeanour count of making a false police report.

A Facebook message sent to him seeking comment was not immediately returned.

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