Former wrestler faked mountain lion attack
February 9, 2016
A San Luis Obispo man who claimed in a television interview that he snapped the neck of a mountain lion has admitted to fabricating the story. [KSBY]
Robin Olson said in a KSBY interview that a mountain lion attacked him while he was hiking with his son in Prefumo Canyon on Saturday. Olson, who says he is a former NCAA wrestler, said he broke the mountain lion’s neck, killing it instantly.
Olson showed numerous scratches on his arms and legs during the interview. He said the mountain lion was scratching him while he was holding onto its neck.
On Monday, California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials interviewed Olson. They say he admitted the story was fabricated.