updated 3/1/2008 4:17:20 PM ET 2008-03-01T21:17:20

Sheriff's detectives in Franklin County said a man had his friend shoot him in the shoulder so he wouldn't have to go to work.

When he first spoke with deputies, Daniel Kuch told them he'd been the victim of a drive-by shooting while he was jogging Thursday. But detectives said Kuch later acknowledged that he asked a friend to shoot him so he could get some time off work and avoid a drug test.

The friend had been arrested for investigation of reckless endangerment. Kuch was expected to be charged with false reporting.

Detectives would not say where Kuch worked or whether he still had a job.

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