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.

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  1. francheska ;-)

    I called this one, because who would write a backwards B on someone elses face!!

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  2. Nita in VA

    when i first heard this story i knew she was lying. how desperate. i mean really. did she say he was black too like the lady who drowned her kids in the car some years ago.

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  3. THIS IS A SERIOUS MATTER---PLEASE MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT

    WHAT THE F"... ANOTHER MCCAIN STUNTS... THIS IS UNREAL! I EMAILED THE STORY TO SO MANY OF MY FRIENDS WHO ARE OBAMA SUPPORTERS AND SO AM I...

    We all agreed that was horrible and whom did this should be punished to the fulliest.

    McCain and Palin called the girl earlier today to express their sympathy.

    I'M DONE WITH THE McCain / Palin STUNTS...

    THE ELECTIONS CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH FOR ME!

    OBAMA/BIDEN '08/12

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  4. 50 states: BLUE: 08

    This is a shame...do they think this election is a joke and of course the attacker was African American, she should be jailed for lying and there should be a huge penalty

    Pittsburgh and ALL of PA, please get out there and VOTE!

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

    Lol! Another Joe gimmick.

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

    TYPICAL LYING REPUBLICAN.

    NO SURPRISE THERE!

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

    I knew it was a lie from the beginning. Everybody wont to get their 15 min. of fame.

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

    Anything goes for the republicans wow can`t wait for November 5th to get rid of all that B.S.

    October 24, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  9. Independent in PA

    Not only did this woman lie about this, she said she was attacked by an African-American man. This woman is a McCain volunteer from Texas working here in Pennsylvania.
    CNN what's up with you guys. In her original story that has since been proven to not be true the story was a whole page. Now that it turns out that she lied and effectively engaged in race-baiting and fear tactics the correct story gets one sentence.
    Will Campbell Brown address this double standard on her stupid no bias, no bull show. Yeah, I know she wont.

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

    A big shout out to all y'all whom used this lady's story to condemn t'em liberals! I haven't had a smile like this in a long time.

    Obama '08 baby.

    October 24, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  11. Gina - Lancaster, PA

    That figures. She should be charged with something.

    Lady – get out of Pennsylvania. We're getting enough attention these days, we don't need your made up RACIST stories and hate. Go back home to Texas and spend some time on the Bush family ranch!

    October 24, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  12. Jessica

    shocker

    October 24, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  13. Sara

    Is anyone surprised by this?

    October 24, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  14. Matt

    Just like a Republican...fabricate a bunch of hooey and pretend it's the facts.

    October 24, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  15. shameful

    McShame should be ashamed. What disaperation!!!

    October 24, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  16. Jackie

    No kidding

    October 24, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  17. Wow Just Wow

    You forgot the part that she said it was a BLACK MAN in your article today about the lie. However, yesterday, you made it clear she said it was a Black Man when you talked about the accusation, CNN.

    October 24, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  18. John, FL

    That's it for McCain, if he wasn't done before, he's done now.

    October 24, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  19. hmm

    I CALL RACE-BAITING ON THIS ... NOT MCCAIN'S FAULT HE HAS CRAZY SUPPORTERS!

    October 24, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  20. Chips

    I hope they locked her up.

    October 24, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  21. i knew it!

    nuff said.

    October 24, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  22. Scott in Atlanta

    THANK YOU FOR POSTING THE UPDATE.

    October 24, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  23. vahe

    mccains poeple are liars

    October 24, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  24. Obama08FL

    WOW!!!!!! Why am I not shocked. What is funny is a lot of comments made by people was racist, and come to find out a white person lies about it. You won't hear me say anything racist about white people because I am not ignorant, and just like the republican party. Make up lies about a lot of things. A McCain supporter lies about this lol. SAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 24, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  25. oldy from ohio

    she admitted the lie because she did not get paid by the Co-Cain Campaign.

    October 24, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
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