1. The son ended up taking the fall for a murder he didn't commit because he was trying to save his dad who the police believed was the murderer.2. Ben, thanks for taking the blame for us even though we are all guilty of this accident.3. Thanks for taking the bullet for me the other night when our boss was asking you who made the mistake. You said you did but I was the one who made the mistake.
 take the fall take the bullet for somebody take the blame for somebody
There is a growing number of criminal cases where the real ulprit calls the victim the culprit, hoping to get away with it.