Police say student lied about attack by Trump supporter
LAFAYETTE - Police say a University of Louisiana at Lafayette student has admitted to lying about being attacked by two men, one of who was wearing a "Trump" hat, WBRZ's sister station KATC reports.
The student originally told police she was assaulted and robbed of her wallet and hijab by two men, one of whom was wearing a white "Trump" hat.
Police said the 18-year-old woman told investigators she was walking near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's campus Wednesday morning - hours after Donald Trump's presidential victory - when she was accosted by two white men who drove up in a car.
The student said the men struck her with a metal object, knocking her down, and stole her wallet and hijab, a headscarf worn by Muslim women. She also said the men shouted obscenities.
The student declined medical treatment. The Lafayette Police Department could not find witnesses or video to assist in the investigation when the incident was first reported on Wednesday.
Police said that the incident is no longer under investigation, however no decisions have been made as to if the woman will face charges for filing a false report.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Scotlandville asking for community's help to create historic district
Bikers across Louisiana ride in honor of Shane Totty
VIDEO: Man arrested after kicking shoplifter in head outside Mall of Louisiana
Veteran surprised with Chevy Cruze at LSU baseball season opener
Valentine's Day arrangements don't arrive, customers not happy