Timothy Poe has some serious explaining to do.
With doubts already cast over the authenticity of of this America's Got Talent contestant's story - he appeared on the show Tuesday night and claimed he suffered brain damage while fighting in Afghanistan - Staff Sgt. Norman Bone has come out and told TMZ that Poe is NOT the solider in the photo (below) posted during his audition.
"First thing that came to my mind was 'Why would this lying son of a bitch do this?' I'm absolutely furious. Been seeing red all day," Bone, who is serving in El Paso, tells the site.
Bone adds that he has never met Poe and is considering legal action against him.The picture in question is actually posted in on the U.S. Department of Defense website and its caption reads:
"U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Norman Bone directs movement as his patrol turns around on a narrow path in the mountains of Parwan province in Afghanistan on Oct. 25, 2006."
That pretty much says it all. We don't even need to ask again, but we will: Do you believe Timothy Poe's tale?