But it only gets worse for you if you blame it on someone else. Especially if you do that twice, too.
Peter James Bonfiglio, 27, of Port Charlotte, is charged with filing a false report of a robbery.
Deputies say Bonfiglio called deputies Monday morning to tell them a woman he knew and a man he didn’t know robbed him at gunpoint at his Kinderkemac Avenue home around 2:30 a.m.
He said they took jewelry from him and then shot him in the foot. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Deputies found the woman Bonfiglio said he knew. She told them Bonfiglio approached her about getting money for some jewelry he had.
The woman was able to show investigators several text messages that backed up her story.
She also told them she went to see Bonfiglio by herself, and he had the foot injury when she showed up.
Deputies also talked to a taxi driver who took the woman to Bonfiglio’s house. The driver said there wasn’t anyone with her on the trip.
Detectives determined Bonfiglio shot himself, most likely accidentally, and made up the story to cover his mistake.
He was arrested on charges of Filing a False Police Report and Violation of Probation and held at the Charlotte County Jail without bond.
The investigation also turned up a previous encounter with Bonfiglio – he was arrested less than a year ago on similar charges.
In October 2013, he allegedly shot himself and reported someone hiding in the woods had shot him.