A Saskatchewan man has been sentenced to three months in jail for trying to fake his death.
John Malcolm Ross, who is 44, pleaded guilty in Swift Current court Tuesday to public mischief and obstructing a police officer.
RCMP Sgt. Scott Hunter says Ross told court he believed if police thought he was dead, he would avoid prosecution on outstanding charges in Manitoba.
Officers got a call on Aug. 15 that Ross was missing and his car was found at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park near Kyle, Sask.
Hunter says a massive search that included a plane and underwater team went on for several days.
Last Thursday, officers found Ross at a home in Tompkins, Sask.
(with files from The Canadian Press)