Pittsburgh police said a 20-year-old woman who originally said she was robbed and assaulted at knifepoint in Bloomfield because of her political views made the story up.
Ashley Todd — who has a backward letter “B” scratched into her right cheek — confessed to faking the story and will be charged with filing a false report, Assistant Police Chief Maurita Bryant said at a news conference Friday.
Todd, of College Station, Texas, admitted there was no robbery or attacker and said she had prior mental health problems, according to Bryant.
We’re looking at some sad and stupid decision making by Ashley. Her actions won’t help her cause, can’t help but fuel more racial tension, and the impact will be felt the rest of her life. Hopefully, she’ll get the help she obviously needs.
She’s catching a whole bunch of heat, from liberals and conservatives alike, on Twitter. You can watch the outrage scroll by on Summize.com.