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. Tom California

    Just a pathetic trick from republican party trying to scare people.

    October 24, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  2. Chris

    These people are crazy! Is it not pathetic enough that their candidate lies so much, but now the supporters are completely fabricating attacks to imply that Obama supporters beat up Republican White Women?!?! Wow. So sad.

    October 24, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  3. Cathy Lidbom

    HO/W MANY "PLANTS" WILL THE REPUBLICAN PARTY/ JOHN MCCAIN MAKE TO GET HIM CLOSER/WIN???

    THIS SMEELS FISHY JUST LIKE THE WOMAN AT MCCAIN'S RALLY THAT CALLED BARACK AN ARAB?

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, LET THE RIGHT MAN WIN!

    October 24, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  4. stacy

    nice. Real nice. What's she going to tell her kids when this story is immortalized on Wiki? Rhetorical question.

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  5. time 4 change

    Of course she was lying.....did anyone believe her ????
    McCain and his followers are rabid, desperate, and crazy.

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  6. karen-phoenix

    The republicans have gone NUTS!!! And I was a republican for 40 years BUT after the last 8 years of complete insanity, I've donated to and voted for Obama/Biden!!!

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  7. John in Ohio

    I KNEW IT!

    I took the picture that was widely disseminated in the media, and had front page posting on the Fox website, and flipped it.

    The "B" was backwards if you were looking at her face, but if she had been looking in a mirror it was correctly oriented. I suspected that she had indeed been mugged, but that she added the "B" and the political aspects of her account after the fact.

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  8. Ugh

    CNN – you could have done better than this little blurb.

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  9. Chris (SC)

    Can Fox news please shut up about this now.

    Or is there some conspiracy to cover up the truth? lol

    Hope she has to do community service for years for pulling a stunt like this.

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  10. Diana Ewing NJ

    Must be one of those 6 pack guys.... doesn't realize that looking in the mirrow would put the letter B on backwards..... that is desperate.. for attention...

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  11. Big Bill from Brooklyn

    The story was obviously bogus from the start. Who carves a backward B on someone's face, other than that person looking in a mirror and carving it herself. That McCain feel for such a transparent hoax and actually called this person demonstrates how desparate he is for a hook. Pathetic young woman; pathetic old man. Sad in all respects.

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  12. JD in Moraga

    ...just taking the lead from her Party's ticket...made-up accusations are nothing new there...

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  13. Stefan

    That is pathetic, I bet she was paid by the McShame campaign to say it in the first place.

    INDIANA FOR OBAMA 08!

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  14. tomiwa

    Ooops I get the point...another GOP's disciple grasping on straws....lol

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  15. Brad

    Not a surprise

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  16. Frank Thomas

    Oh, gosh, THAT'S a surprise.

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  17. Rick CT

    For those who mistakenly think CNN is biased against Obama, they were pretty quick in getting this up (as they should have been).

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  18. (Former) Lifelong Republican for Obama, Columbia, TN

    Desparate, disturbing, and sad!

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  19. KJ, GA

    Not at all surprising, of course, she was lying...she's probably a republican!

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  20. Not at all Surprised

    6'4, dark-skinned Black man... is that her fantasy?!

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  21. so sick of this

    This election is making people go insane.

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  22. kayla

    THIS JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE THE REPUGBLICANS ARE. DESPERATE TIMES CALLS FOR DESPERATE MEASURES. HOW PITIFUL. AM SO SORRY FOR THIS WOMAN, SHE NEEDS HELP.

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  23. DianneATL

    I am not surprised. We live in an age where 15 minutes of fame is sought after by all sorts of people with all sorts of issues – from "Joe the Plumbe"r to "Woman with Bumper Sticker". It doesn't scare me that they seek the spot light in such odd ways, but it does frighten me that they might be registered to vote.

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  24. AZVoter

    All you can do is shake your head sadly.

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  25. Indio CA

    Her 15 minutes are up. Prosecute her to the fullest extent of the law. She is a disgrace.

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
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