Yordan Militch is an attention whore

Who is?Yordan Militch?

He bought medals off Trade Me, pinned them to his chest – and made up elaborate tales about life as an SAS soldier.

Yordan Militch captivated crowds with stories of picking off the enemy as a sniper, and saving his mates from dangerous situations.

But his tall tales came to police attention after he spoke at an educational course in Hastings last year.

He admitted yesterday that he just got carried away.

“I thought I was something I wasn’t, and that was it.”

Militch wore six medals when he spoke at the Landmark Forum and described himself as one of the most decorated soldiers in New Zealand, the police summary presented to the Napier District Court said.

He described serving in Afghanistan and East Timor, and being deployed as a sniper.

He claimed he was awarded two medals for saving his mates, and the others recognised his peacekeeping efforts.

It is an interesting personality trait when people blatantly lie about themselves in a way that’s easy to verify. ?We’ve seen the extended story of Pearl Going on Whaleoil over the years, and now Yordan joins the ranks.

It is clearly a mental condition that seeks attention and reward for things that you never actually achieved in real life. ?

He said the military had rung him up and called him an idiot. He agreed.

Militch appeared in court this week and pleaded guilty to breaching the Military Decorations and Distinctive Badges Act 1918. He was convicted, fined $300 and ordered to pay $150 court costs.

He said he wanted to apologise to everyone he had fooled, including students at Lindisfarne College a few years ago.

He was taking boot camps in Hawke’s Bay at the time, and was recommended to the school as an inspiring speaker.

“At first he was very convincing, but some things didn’t ring true,” college rector Ken MacLeod said.

Militch told the school he was a sniper deployed overseas and at one point had Saddam Hussein in his sights. MacLeod became suspicious and contacted parents with military connections. He believed they passed on the suspicions to the Defence Force and the police.

Yeah, having Saddam Hussein in your sights was probably a step too far Yordan.

 

– Tracey Chatterton at?The Dominion Post

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