October 24th, 2008
02:40 PM ET
12 years ago

Police: Woman lied about bumper-sticker-linked attack

(CNN) - A Texas woman who told Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, police she was assaulted at an ATM by a man angered by a John McCain bumper sticker on her car admitted Friday she made up the report, the assistant police chief said Friday.

soundoff (385 Responses)
  1. Noah

    She is an idiot. However, to somehow suggest this reflects on McCain's supporters is just plain dumb. A reporter lied about soemone yelling "Kill Him' at a Palin rally and yet no one said Obama supporters were all spreading lies.

    October 24, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  2. Here we go with the lies again....

    I knew it!!!!!!

    October 24, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  3. Barb

    I hope they give her a HUGE fine for doing this. She should even get the manditory minimum sentence that John McCain supports for even minor crimes.

    October 24, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  4. Kate

    I have my Halloween costume! Ashley Todd!!!

    October 24, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  5. Jewel - GA

    That figures...I'm not suprised. That's the Republicans for you!!

    October 24, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  6. tuff Col. Oh

    she was trying to SPREW MORE HATRED

    October 24, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  7. Preco, NY

    Just like the McCain campaign – They make stuff up!!!!

    October 24, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  8. Frank in NE

    Why am I not surprised that a McCain supporter is lying?...Their ticket has been lying nearly the whole election...

    October 24, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  9. Bob in WA

    Just another lie in a long string of them coming out of anything to do with this election...

    October 24, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  10. Linda32

    Very very dangerous and even more scary that the media latched on the to this story. One sentence about this is not enough. Be fair.

    October 24, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  11. Greg

    I knew it!

    October 24, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  12. Honestlady

    What can you expect...she's a McCain supporter. She learned from the best.

    October 24, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  13. Lonesome

    I'm not surprised but I am dissapointed

    October 24, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  14. henrietta

    why would she lie about something like that, did she want people to think that barack supporters are voilent that is wrong,

    October 24, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  15. Reg from Florida

    There we go; the Mccain campaign planted the seed and now it is reaping some serious venom. This was intended to sway white voters but the truth always prevailed. I hope that American see straight through this type of division and take the high road. Obama has done it, so can we.

    October 24, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  16. TiRay

    So Republicans are so desperate they will try any silly tactic no matter how illegal. This is disgusting and shameful. The press need to find out more about this person and who motivated her to do so. I would not be surprised Drug pusher Cindy McCain is behind this.
    Cheers

    October 24, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  17. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    McCain campaign workers seem to be devious, divisive, prejudiced and evil as McCain/Palin.

    Typical republican tactics. Fear and Smear

    October 24, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  18. ray

    dont be suprise that sara palin and macain is behind all this, these people on the right will do anything to get the right wing morons, the right wing racists, the right wing hypocrites like the hannity's and the limbaugh to get attention

    October 24, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  19. Bridgette-PA

    I WAS WAITING TO SEE IF THIS WOULD BE IN THE TICKER! THANKS CNN, FOR DOING YOUR JOB! OBAMA SUPPORTERS KNEW THE REAL TRUTH THE WHOLE TIME! Eleven more days..... eleven more days.....SAY IT WITH ME, OBAMA SUPPORTERS......eleven more days......eleven more days.....

    OBAMA/BIDEN -08!

    October 24, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  20. Sandy

    A Republican who lies? Nooo, impossible!

    October 24, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  21. Mary

    Truly sad but I bet this doesn't get as much play as the original report on Fox, Drudge, CNN and other right wing radio shows

    October 24, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  22. JIMBISCIELLO

    SOUNDS LIKE KARL ROVE TO ME

    October 24, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  23. hex

    Ashley Todd is shameless and her deception is shameful. I hope the McCain campaign is proud of itself for fanning the flames of racism within the electorate: this is what you give us, and we repudiate you.

    October 24, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  24. JohnTT

    What a coincidence! I really hope she was not doing this for the RNC.

    October 24, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  25. anne the unemployed

    I wouldn't doubt it was another Palin and MC-loser plant-like the plummer who is a blatant liar and no doubt will be cast in a reality show.

    October 24, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
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