South Carolina firefighter Jordan Lifander has just admitted to lying to his fellow firefighters last year about being one of the first responders in NY on 9/11.
Lifander claimed to be a captain for FDNY Ladder 133, which lost 12 men. He was actually volunteering in Cedarhurst on Long Island on that fateful day. He decided to fess up once he heard some New York firemen who were actually on ground zero on 9/11 had heard about his claims.
Lifander told CBSNewYork.com Wednesday:
“You know, once you tell one lie, you gotta keep up that lie. I got all caught up in the whole 9/11 anniversary and just lied. I was not a member of the FDNY, was not a captain in Ladder 133. It was that whole thing about portraying something I wasn’t. The ego, the lie, keeping up with it, a very big mistake.”
Mistake might be an understatement.