UPDATE: Joseph Baken pleaded guilty this afternoon in Missoula Municipal Court to charges of filing a false police report. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and a $300 fine. The jail time was suspended.
Law enforcement says that a 22-year-old man who reported he was the victim of an alleged hate crime in Missoula during the early morning hours of August 5 fabricated the story.
“We have new information that we’re following up on,” said a source inside the Missoula Police Department.
Here’s a copy of the footage: