For various reasons, college students hustle their way through some of their courses. While there are students who bust their asses and perform at high levels on the collegiate level, there are a number of students who finagle their way through. Deonta Demon Stephens, a student at life University in Atlanta, tried to buy himself some time on an exam with an elaborate lie and ended up punished with a harsh penalty.
On October 23, Stephens told his professor that he had to go to court (the particulars of the situation are not clear). On November 3, told the professor that he had been locked up in jail. he bolstered the fib by saying that he had documentation to prove it. The documentation that he presented were forged papers that Stephens made himself. An investigation was launched into the matter, carried out by the Cobb County Sheriff’s Department. Stephens was arrested and charged with two felony counts of forgery when it was evident that he was lying. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the warrant states, “Said accused created a document purportedly from the State Court of Cobb County stating he was ordered by the court to spend three days in custody, when in fact no such order was issued.”
Stephens was arrested last week and was really booked into Cobb County Jail. He spent a few hours experiencing the reality of his lie before being released on $2,500 bail. The trial and error of this scholastic finagle should steer any more students away from trying to forge court documents to evade coursework.