October 24th, 2008
02:40 PM ET
11 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. McCain Called her before he knew the facts!

    Well, will John McCain call her back and ask her why she lied? He jumps to conclusions and just reacts to everything. He is unable to stop and think and derive a reasonable conclusion. I even figured out that the idiot looked into the mirror and carved the "B" in her face not knowing that it would appear backward to those looking at her!!!! So did the police!!!

    He does not need the Red Phone or the "Button" to take us into war!!!!

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  2. Ken

    What a sick person... fueling racial tensions for political motives. Why isn't this story being treated with the same intensity as it's intial reporting?

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  3. Wes

    Don't feel bad sweetheart. Everything that John McCain and Sarah Palin are saying about Barack Obama, they make all that up too.

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  4. JV

    Anyone here seen Rosewood?? Ring a bell??

    OBAMA 08

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  5. hmm...

    Noah: it's on youtube

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  6. Annie

    It is a shame whenever someone feels they have to lie. Why she did hasn't been stated, but it is sad that somehow she felt she needed to do this.

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  7. anj

    I wonder if Faux News will show this latest development!! hmmm

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  8. Phil, Ashburn, VA

    Another Joe the plumber plant.

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  9. Boricua4Obama

    I knew this story was BS from the get-go.

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  10. Ya_Ya

    I knew at the end of the story would be a ...... lie. I didn't think that we would find out this soon.

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  11. ERIC

    Another McCain Plant to create Fear.....Disgusting.

    VOTE OBAMA /BIDEN 08/12

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  12. Eric

    Mccain Camp response:"Desperate times call for desperate measures" ; I knew there would be some silly stunt while Barack was visiting his grandmother pulled by the GOP hacks can we say "backfire"

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  13. reublicans

    INSTEAD OF TALKING ABOUT THIS HOW ABOUT THIS:
    THE rich should pay more in taxes,they can afford it
    the only reason why mcbush is upset is because all his lobbyist running his camp are in that TAX income bracket

    its time the average joe get a tax break and not only the mcain/bush ceo's,oil companies and Wall street.

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  14. CR in WI

    Idiot!
    An attempt at more division.

    It was characterized as mutiliation of a McCain staffer on various other sites. To me this is emblematic of the dishonest and dishonorable campaign that is being run by the Republicans.

    Ghastly, desperate, weak

    Change for an enlightened government (and eventually, I hope, electorate)
    BO08

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  15. Nekol Independent from AZ

    October 24th, 2008 3:13 pm ET
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    I am Soooo glad I voted yesterday!!! I cant wait for this all to just be over so we can swear in our New President Barack Obama!!! WOO HOO!!!

    Obama/Biden '08 & '12

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  16. RIF

    What a surprise. The fact that she was so dumb as to carve the B backwards speaks volumes. Not to mention every ATM on this planet has a camera in it. Did she think they put thousands of dollars in a machine on a street corner and not have max protection?

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  17. jean brandt

    The Republican's new "Get out the Vote" campaign?

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  18. pathetic

    I wonder if the McCain camp paid her to do that . . . it would fall in line with all the scare tactics and hatred they are spewing

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  19. It must be an obama supporter playing a McCain supporter

    The obama campaign must have really used the reverse plant to get this one in here. She isn't a McCain supporter. She said that as well.

    What a bunch of crazy people.

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  20. Scott

    Desperate and supporting McCain, coincidence?

    Sarah Paling called the girls family, she should call them back saying they are going to hell unless they ask god for forgiveness. Come on Sarah, stick to your religious ways!

    And I’m sorry but that B was backwards; the only way you carve a backwards B is if you do it in the mirror. A backwards B! Of course she is a McCain supporter!

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  21. not surprised

    ...i didn't believe that happened for one moment.
    how many 6'4" black men got pulled over and interrogated because of her story?
    this is your fanbase mr. mccain! it needs to be addressed soon!!

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  22. Dal CA

    Looks like McCain and Palin have got their supporters and workers trained to be Racist and Bigots.
    This is not a good thing for McCain at all. He is no longer an Honorable man.

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  23. WJ

    It is amazing to me. that with all of issues facing this COUNTRY, that someone would fantasize about perpetuating media frenzy. As if race relations is not already a serious issue. In her mind, choosing a black Obama supporter made her story credible. It's pathetic.

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  24. Independent

    I am glad that cool heads prevailed and the truth was exposed very quickly. However, this young woman needs to explain further. Were there others involved in this despicable hoax? Was it suggested to her that this would help the McCain campaign? What made her do something as stupid as this??#!

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  25. Texas Trail Dog!

    SEE CNN WHAT YOU DO. READ THE COMMENTS BELOW AND SEE WHAT YOUR MISREPRESENTATION HAS CAUSED. THE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THE TRUTH. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN IN PITTSBURG, PA. THIS HAPPENED IN PITTSBURG TX A PLACE OF 6000 PEOPLE WITH 60% BEING AFRICAN AMERICANS. THIS YOUNG LADY CAME OFF THE HIGHWAY AT A GAS STATION TO PURCHASE GAS AND WAS MAULED BY A MOD WHO HIT HER, KICKED HER, SPIT ON HER AND CALLED HER ALL KINDS OF OBSCENE NAMES. THIS WILL NOT DO. SHE HAS MOST DEFINITELY NOT REPUTED THIS STORY. WAKE UP PEOPLE YOU ARE BEING TAKEN FOR A NIGHTMARE RIDE AMERICA WILL NEVER RECOVER FROM.

    IF AM VERY SURE THIS WILL NOT BE POSTED. WILL IT CNN???

    October 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
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