September 4, 2014 10:11 am -

Detectives in Ohio say there is “overwhelming evidence” to prove a former Navy SEAL lied when he claimed he was shot during an altercation with three black men outside of a  shopping center. 44-year-old Chris Heben of Medina, has been charged with misdemeanor counts of falsification and obstructing official business, according to ABC.


[su_center_ad]”We have overwhelming evidence based upon video, cell phone records and interviews that the shooting did not occur in the West Market Plaza and that Mr. Heben made false allegations to us,” Bath Township Police Chief Mike McNeely said.

Heben told police he was nearly hit by a low-profile sports car backing up in the parking lot on March 28 and that its occupants, three black men, started shouting profanities at him.

According to Heben, a man in the car opened fire on him, after shouting “You got a big mouth white boy. You need to learn some f*cking respect.”

Heben claimed the car nearly ran him over as he came out of a grocery store and he was shot in the stomach.

According to police, Heben told them he plugged the hole in his abdomen and chased the suspects in his vehicle, but when they got on I-77, he ended up driving to the fire department for help.

After his release from the hospital, Heben explained why he didn’t call 911, “I wanted to keep it on the down low. At that point in time, I did an immediate physical assessment and I was still functioning. Plus, I wanted to chase after these guys. I’m aggressive,” he said.

McNeely said that Heben did suffer a gunshot wound and a brass projectile was removed from his abdomen, but officers said the investigation made it clear the shooting did not happen in the parking lot.

As for why Heben would fabricate such a story, the chief said, “That’s only something he can answer.”

He said a detective spent 30 to 40 hours every week investigating the case. He thinks Heben did a disservice to businesses in the plaza by making up a story.

He added that there were inconsistencies with Heben’s interviews with the media, social media posts as well as with interviews with the police.

McNeely said a review of cell phone records also proved that Heben was not at the West Market Plaza at the time he said the incident occurred.

“Aside from scaring the public it wastes people’s time,” Claire Hamlin said, who was shopping in the plaza. “There’s a lot of crime out there and this guy is making up crime.”

In contrast, Roxanne Burke, a hair salon owner in the plaza said,  “I don’t think [the story] was made up. I’m sure something along those lines.”

Heben interviewed on a radio show, talks of his daring feats, fighting off the skeery black guys:

On Twitter Heben describes himself as a, ” FMR U.S. Navy SEAL,father,conservative,motivational/public speaker,author,singer/songwriter. Voice of ‘Ridge Reaper’ @UAHUNT, NRA Life Member, @WoundedWear”[su_sky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

28 responses to Police: Former Navy SEAL Lied About Getting Shot By Three Black Men

  1. uzza September 4th, 2014 at 10:35 am

    This seal needs an orca. I tried to listen to him but the ego drowned out the audio.

  2. Obewon September 4th, 2014 at 11:08 am

    NRA lifetime member seeks donors, interviews and book buyers after shooting himself in the abdomen. And that’s why he didn’t call 911, “I wanted to keep it on the down low.” The PD proved it’s clear the shooting did not happen in the parking lot.

    • Pilotshark September 4th, 2014 at 11:15 am

      sounds like another responsible gun owner cleaning his unloaded weapon and shooting himself. he couldn’t come out and say that cause well he was a SEAL and that would be embarrassing to the max.
      so with his brain power he came up with the perfect story that everyone will believe, cause heck he is a ex-Seal after all.

      way to shine the light and honor your brothers in arms,,putzz!

  3. DBee September 4th, 2014 at 11:09 am

    I think these false reports of “black men” attacks should be treated as hate crimes. They clearly are targeted to disparage black men and contribute to an environment of hate.

    • whatthe46 September 4th, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      like susan smith, its used to cover up their own crimes.

  4. raincheck September 4th, 2014 at 11:31 am

    His ego is about ready to apply for statehood….
    ” “I wanted to keep it on the down low. At that point in time, I did an
    immediate physical assessment and I was still functioning. Plus, I
    wanted to chase after these guys. I’m aggressive,” …. Oh I almost forgot.. he plugged the hole too

    • diablodejalisco September 5th, 2014 at 7:48 am

      or his girlfriend shot him.

  5. tiredoftea September 4th, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Onward christian soldier, singer/songwriter, NRA terrorist.

  6. fahvel September 4th, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    he’s one of the recent seals who couldn’t balance the red ball on their noses. It was once a truly elite corps which seems to be degrading into a copy of the television version.

  7. Jak Crow September 4th, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I’m gonna go with him being involved in something less than legit and he got shot over it, so he made up a story about it.

    • juicyfruityyy September 5th, 2014 at 1:06 am

      You are probably right. He was doing something that he should not have been doing.

  8. DinaLee September 4th, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    He should be charged witha crime himself, wasting resources like that. Psycho.

    • ASH: Spider-Atheist September 5th, 2014 at 11:15 am

      He was. It’s in the article you’re replying to.

  9. R J September 4th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    i’m sure faux news will find away to blame this on Obama

  10. whatthe46 September 4th, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    racist bastard.

  11. pipelayer56 September 4th, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    They always identify the perpetrator(s) as Black to make the story more believable. The question we should be asking ourselves is why does it make the story more believable?

    • juicyfruityyy September 5th, 2014 at 12:58 am

      Because they believe and want others to believe that blacks are evil. I’m glad that an innocent man wasn’t arrested and charged

    • diablodejalisco September 5th, 2014 at 7:46 am

      probably didnt pay a hooker.

  12. DDB September 4th, 2014 at 9:24 pm


  13. madashellnow September 4th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Hope they prosecute him.

  14. Hal Donahue September 4th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Confirming yet again the most dangerous place in the world is between a SEAL and a microphone or camera

    • diablodejalisco September 5th, 2014 at 7:45 am

      real seals dont seek attention. this guy is a phoney.

      • Hal Donahue September 5th, 2014 at 7:48 am

        I would wager he is real During the Vietnam War thy did much the same to green berets Plus this time the Navy has the most powerful PR department on the planet.

  15. RK Johnston September 4th, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    I do wonder…
    why is he referring to himself as a “ FORMER” SEAL?
    I thought that becoming a SEAL was like joining any other elite military unit, as in “Once in…never out!”

    I’m heading over to Google to check a few things out…something smells here!

  16. juicyfruityyy September 5th, 2014 at 1:03 am

    He would have been more believable if he would have said that he shot himself. Lies eventually catch up with you.

  17. diablodejalisco September 5th, 2014 at 7:43 am

    they all have to try to make themselves look like a big hero. he would make a good cop in ferguson.

  18. Michael Hallmark September 6th, 2014 at 9:39 am

    He needs better writers.

  19. paulmsmith June 23rd, 2015 at 10:35 am

    “The black guy did it” is usually the story they make up to cover for something they wish to hide. Why? because, to many, it is immediately feasible, believable and follows a certain narrative that the black male is the most stereotypical ” criminal” in America. So, there are those white people, wanting to hide the real crime, will instinctively, blame the phantom “black male” and the police automatically accepts the premise, until their investigation leads to the real culprit– the actual perpetrator who is usually not the black guy.