Police: She Made The Whole Thing Up

Police in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania say they had to waste a lot of time investigating a story that they suspected was false from the start.

They now say the McCain campaign volunteer who told them she'd been robbed and pinned to the ground by a black man who scratched the letter "B" on her face because she was a McCain supporter made the whole thing up.

They say Ashley Todd admitted it today. She's being charged with making a false report to police. Police say they're concerned about her mental health, so they're consulting with prosecutors. And Todd remains in custody.

One reason police suspected all along that she might not be telling the truth is that the "B" that was scratched onto her cheek was backward.

A police official says, "We had some serious cases going on, and this wasted so much time."


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 28, 2008 at 08:30 AM
    I agree she needs help. Mental illness is a growing concern in the population today. I am a Democrat, but I voted Republican. I would have voted for Hillary had she still been in it, but I refuse to vote for the likes of Obama.
  • by Will and Grace Location: Greensboro, NC on Oct 28, 2008 at 07:18 AM
    Shows you how silly YOU PEOPLE STILL ARE! GET IT- how silly you STILL ARE!!!!!!!! Priceless
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Oct 28, 2008 at 05:45 AM
    Hey Boots do you love being right because it seldom happens? LOL!
  • by MH Location: Eastern, N. C. on Oct 27, 2008 at 09:41 PM
    I read some of the comments below. To me, the main focus is how she degraded an African American Male, of which wasn't true. Again, she reverts to a time of extreme, major injustice for African Americans. Well, it just an additional indication of why civil rights of the constitution is vital.
  • by Suzi Location: Greenville on Oct 27, 2008 at 12:22 PM
    This has nothing to do with either McCain or Obama. Wake up people the bottom line is this girl needs help, period!!
  • by T Location: Washington on Oct 27, 2008 at 11:39 AM
    Why would you want to hurt yourself other than to get attention.
  • by unknown Location: unknow on Oct 27, 2008 at 08:29 AM
    I think McCain will be a wonderful president>>>>>>>>>>>.
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Oct 27, 2008 at 06:52 AM
    The young woman needs help. I've never seen such disrespect with the way people post. Indicative of upbringing?
  • by Obama 08 4 Prez! on Oct 27, 2008 at 06:33 AM
    Where is the person who said, "this isn't even a real woman, and check it out on the Internet". LOL, oh you big fool, I hope you know now she is real because I really saw her on TV in police custody. She isn't working for Obama's camp because you couldn't pay anyone to be that crazy. This is truly McCain's girl. I've told you, keep them in the attic or basement..or wherever you keep your fruitcakes...throw Palin back to. Did I say Palin? You betcha, by golly I did, bless her heart, ya know she is just ah good ole moose burger eating silly billy! LOLOLOLOLOL
  • by Boots on Oct 26, 2008 at 09:19 PM
    To ???, What ever you are still wrong :)
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