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. coby

    She must have done it in the mirror for the B to be backwards.

    October 24, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  2. DDDUUUHHHHH!!!

    Did anyone ever really wonder if it was true?

    October 24, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  3. pam Eugene OR

    Figures
    Even the supporters of McCain lie. I guess they see their candidate lie and they figure they can too!
    Amazing, she wanted to be another Joe the plumber.

    October 24, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  4. Connie

    I think we should all pray for this young women, she appears to be having problems. May God help her to get better. VOTE EARLY, VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN
    Connie from "BLUE" Indiana

    October 24, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  5. Jen

    Since you reported her initial ridiculous allegations, Politicker, I hope you put just as much ink into the fact that it was a blatant ly racist lie, concocted by a McCain staffer, that was intended to scare white voters in West Pennsylvania into voting for McCain.

    October 24, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  6. Floridaguy

    Oh I'm sure Sean Hannity will be issuing a "NEVER MIND" for all the misinformation he spread about this..............

    October 24, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  7. tulsa

    McCain.
    Your peeps are crooked. Your party is deserting you. Your adds are backfiring. Your VP is gunning for your spot. Your ideas are wrong. Your honor is gone.
    Life just ain't fair, is it?
    Can't wait to hear Rush spin this.

    People, we need to take back this country from these thugs and cheats.
    Government of, by and for the people!
    GOBAMA!

    October 24, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  8. Rhea, Ann Arbor

    Unbelievable! This is why so many innocent black men are in prison. And to implicate that the attacker was an Obama supporter. This is simply impossible to believe.

    October 24, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  9. North Dallas Thirty

    This is disgusting. She deserves to have the book thrown at her, and I say that as a staunch Republican supporter. Whatever her motivations, what she did was utterly and completely wrong.

    October 24, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  10. Jodi K

    just goes to show how pathetically desperate these repugs are. A stupid story int he first place. Totally unbelievable.

    The best part is all the idiotic republican extremists that were screaming about how CNN didnt report on this story when it was FAKED BY REPUBLICANS TO TRY AND SPREAD RACISM AND HATRED

    October 24, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  11. Arianna

    UGGGHHHHH!!!! She thought she could get away with a saying a black guy robbed her and beat her up because of her Mccain sticker!!! This is why Mccain is losing...the only people who support him are idiots like this lady. I hope every black guy she knows acutally does punch her in the face for making such a blatant racist attempt to make Obama people look bad. Too bad we will still win the election! And Mccain actualy called her personally??? HAHA! I hope he feels stupid!

    October 24, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  12. mjc

    don't forget to mention, CNN , this woman was attempting to race bait. she claimed the guy was 6ft tall and black.

    racist pig.

    October 24, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  13. Martha

    Go figure!! First Joe the plumber, now the B faced liar. See what McCain and Palin have done to America. They have single-handedly divided the people. What ever happened to Country First?? Why lie and say the black man did it? Because that is the seed that McCain and Palin have planted in this racist campaign of theirs.

    October 24, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  14. Josh from Pittsburgh

    You have to wonder whether this woman would have stooped so low had John McCain not run such a nasty campaign. There are a lot of people who look up to John McCain. He has not set a positive example as a leader of his party. This is proof.

    October 24, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  15. Edwina

    She should be charged with filing a false police report and investigated on a federal level. What was the quote? People who are out of touch, out of ideas and out of time turn desperate.

    October 24, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  16. Steve Hannity

    I knew it all along. The next story that will come out is Joe The Plumber is really John McCain's nephew. You know JTP moved to Ohio from Arizona.

    October 24, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  17. Mark Kahle

    Noah – It was stated at their rallies...try again!

    October 24, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  18. s.positive

    God is watching. This is why the RNC and Mcbush will lose and lose badly. They have nothing good to offer to America. God help us, I have never seen a group of poeple so filled with hate and every evil intent like this group.

    October 24, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  19. tricia

    She should be charged with making a false police report with intent to incite backlash and chaos (and whatever else they can charge her with).

    October 24, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  20. Debra

    NO! You have GOT to be KIDDING me! She had me at the backwards "B",....

    October 24, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  21. McSame-aPALINing

    Noah,
    That's a lie!

    October 24, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  22. Cahrlote

    This is ridiculous and should the person who put this false report out should face some repremand, even MCain and Palin's supporters are getting into the lying game just be fair and see what the out come will be on November 4,. I will be glad when this race is over I am tired of smear,smear , smear at all cost just talk facts and the world will decide who they want to vote for on the facts name calling and any other form of deceit is not worth your dignity or reputation speak to the people and not each other the people are the ones that have to vote. Now it seems that the voters are trying to folllowe their candidate

    October 24, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  23. Areyoukiddingme?

    Ok, so what really happened to the crazy liar lady?

    October 24, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  24. Disappointed

    Anyone surprise? Is she being paid by McCain ticket to make this allegation?

    October 24, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  25. TimeFor Change!

    FOX News says that this Latest Gimmick from the McCain Camp should put an END to McCain's run for President. CNN what is your take on this?

    October 24, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
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