A woman admitted Tuesday to stabbing herself in the leg in an effort to have a male friend charged with assault with a weapon.
Janice Laforge pleaded guilty in court to attempting to commit public mischief by causing police to begin an investigation into the false allegation.
The 38-year-old woman also was convicted of three other offences, including assault and two counts of breach of a recognizance, stemming from the Jan. 11 incident.
Laforge also pleaded guilty to possession of stolen property and three counts of possession of stolen credit cards.
These charges were in connection with a Dec. 11 shopping spree where she made purchases with credit cards stolen from another woman's purse.
Ontario Court Justice Kristine Bignell adjourned sentencing for Laforge, who is in custody, until March 23.
The court heard police were called to a Goulais Avenue apartment after a man complained of being assaulted.
He indicated he was awakened about 2:30 a. m. by a screaming Laforge, who accused him of having a sexual encounter with one of her friends, prosecutor Bill Johnson said.
"She became violent and struck him a number of times,'' the assistant Crown attorney said.
The officers arrested Laforge, who asked for, and was given, an opportunity to change from her pajamas into jeans before being transported to the police station.
At the station, she complained she had been stabbed in the leg by the victim, and police noticed blood on her jeans.
A call was made to officers still at the apartment, who checked the bedroom where Laforge had changed her clothes.
They found a knife and pajama bottoms with blood on them, Johnson said. "She had stabbed herself in the leg.''