PASCO, Wash. -- Franklin County Deputies respond to a drive-by shooting but soon find out that is just a story to get a man out of work. At first, the man claimed he was jogging when he was shot by someone in a black car. But, deputies soon found out that wasn't the truth. Franklin County Deputies responded to Lourdes Medical Center for the drive-by report.
The man, Daniel Kuch, said he was on the Pasco-Kahlotus highway, 3 miles north of Pasco, when he was shot. He claimed he was shot in the right shoulder by a passing car but soon detectives found out that just didn't make sense. Kuch says he had actually planned the shooting as a way to get time off work and avoid a drug test. Kuch had his friend shoot him to create the injury so that he would be able to be out of work long enough to get any drugs out of his system.
Pasco Detective Jason Nuñez says, "It's extremely concerning that someone would come up with a story like this. It presents such a serious situation, when someone makes up a false story just to help themselves."
Deputies arrested Kuch for telling lies to deputies and, Kurtis Johnson, the man who did the shooting, for reckless endangerment. Deputies say this is definitely not a good way to get out of work.