Stabbing incident at the Deer Grove Forest Preserve in Palatine


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Andrew Hwang, Staff Writer

At around 4:15 on Saturday, Nov. 29, Veronica Klicka, 33, of Des Plaines went for a jog and was reported that she was stabbed by a Hispanic man at the Deer Grove Forest Preserve in Palatine. After Klicka was stabbed, she drove herself home with a wound in her abdomen and called an ambulance. She was hospitalized at the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. However, the wound was not fatal.

Police investigated the issue and discovered that Klicka had actually given a false report about her incident. The 33-year-old woman was not stabbed by a Hispanic man, but rather stabbed herself. She was apparently worried about the police finding out that she possessed a weapon as she is on a court-ordered supervision for a DUI.

Klicka was arrested on Friday, Dec. 5 and charged with a Class 4 felony.