Ross police: Woman made up attempted carjacking
Share with others:
Ross police say a woman conjured up a detailed story about being carjacked on McKnight Road last month "due to pressure she was under in her personal life."
On July 17 the woman told Ross detectives she was accosted in the parking lot of a Burlington Coat Factory while putting her child into her car. She said a man grabbed her from behind and said he wanted her car and hit her in the face when she refused to relinquish it.
She went so far as to describe her attacker down to the minute details of his clothing.
But "detectives immediately encountered inconsistencies in the recollection of events by the victim," Ross police Detective Brian Kohlhepp wrote in a news release today. "Through the use of surveillance video, her statements were further discounted."
The woman eventually recanted her story and came clean.
Detective Kohlhepp said police are trying to determine whether to charge the "victim turned suspect," whose name he said he would not release "due to the obvious complication this would cause her already troubled personal life."
Charges she could face include filing a false report to police.
First Published August 6, 2012 10:05 am