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. Viet Vet

    Stupid is as Stupid does- -Forrest Gump

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  2. KNEW IT....Backwards 'B'...please.

    That was absolutely ridiculous.

    Stupid woman should have scratched an 'O' in her own cheek.

    That way she would've never known if it was backwards....HAH...LOL!!!

    Nitwit!!

    All Obama/Biden

    Waiting patiently for November 4th!!

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  3. Tani in CA

    Ha! I knew that was coming! I wonder what Fox News will say now???

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  4. Boman

    McCain phoned this girl and talked to her in person? He did not even wait for police report? What a desperation?

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  5. Franky

    Thank you God! LOL!!!

    I haven't heard or seen a beautiful thing since the Bears almost had a perfect season in 85(by the way, the year I was born, LOL!), LOL!!!

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  6. tulsa

    Noah, that one's on tape. It's not a lie.
    You, "my friend" are an idiot.

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  7. Meme

    Desperate times, desperate measures!!!!!!!

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  8. Frank,MO

    That's so palin !

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  9. laojie

    Surprise? Absolutely not.

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  10. Lyndon,CA

    Another Mccain Plant, like Joe the Plumber.

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  11. Unbelievable!

    I already knew she was lying... desperation. Bless her heart.

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  12. Lisa

    This woman was just following her candidates lead. McCain has made it clear how he wants to win Lie, Cheat, Fake and if you can vilify black people in the process, more power to you.

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  13. Jason

    A hot ole mess. Someone ought to actually hold her down and carve idiot on her face.

    Go Obama!

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  14. Tony FL

    When this first came out I got multiple emails from Repubs screaming how Obama is the candidate for criminals. Strangely, I haven't yet received one from those same people saying McCain is the candidate for insane self-mutilators.

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  15. republicans hate america

    First Joe the Plumber plant was a fraud now Ashley the Victim is a fraud.

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  16. Doris,Memphis,TN

    Liar,Liar pants on fire! McCain should be ashame of his campaign!
    Americans will totally reject him on November 4, 2008.

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  17. rm

    Good thing she came forward. I heard that the McCain camp was getting ready to do an ad that said that Obama attacked her before he went to visit his sick grandma.

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  18. mark in az

    Her punishment should be to be stuck in a room somewhere where all the TV's are out of reach and blaring Obama/Biden campaign commercials for the next 90 days!

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  19. WeLuvObama

    This is so sad! The McCain supporters are running scared and to stoop to something this low and then to blame a black man is disgusting.

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  20. Jeff G

    The woman is obviously sick and should be pitied. The real story here is the way a great many McCain supporters tried to start a "race war" in a desparate attempt to win this election. As a senior executive at Fox news wrote, if this is a hoax," mccain's quest for the presidency is over forever linked with race baiting" A sad end to a career.

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  21. JP

    Of course she did, nothing she said made any since. For one thing If someone had cut her with a knife the wounds would be quite severe, especially if she tried to fight back. Also the supposed black eye looked like a bad makeup job. Very sad, now she will become a laughingstock of her own doing.

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  22. soundbyte from VA

    It's called "Cookoo for McCain".

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  23. CindyN--PA

    I work in Monroeville PA and my co workers that support McCain were razzing me telling me how crazy Obama supporters are.
    I cant wait to see them to tell them how it's really Crazy McCainiacs that are the nuts.

    The worst part about this is that she tried to say a 6 '4 black man did it. How sad. How racist and sad to try and pull that. SO glad they found out the truth, and I hope they charge her now.

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  24. OBAMA-BIDEN 08

    Gee.......Who would have ever guessed that it was a lie. Just take ONE LOOK at the "B" supposedly cut into her face – I don't know ANYBODY WHO WOULD HOLD PERFECTLY STILL FOR AN ATTACKER TO CUT THEIR FACE. The "B" was TOO Perfect. Take a look at it. It someone threw you down and tried to carve your face with a knife YOU WILL NOT BE COMPLETELY STILL UNTIL IT'S OVER. Your natural reaction is to fight the attacker off.......there fore the marks left on your face would NOT be a perfect letter "B". There would be stray marks all over your face due to your natural instinct to defend yourself. I sure hope that make an example of this LIER.

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  25. BKMC

    McCain is lying nobody is saying something about it, Sarah is lying again noboday is saying anything about it, why the lady from Texas will not lie? She is just following her liar leader.

    October 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
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