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Student charged for attempted abduction hoax at LSU

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Posted: Feb 21, 2014 5:52 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Feb 21, 2014 6:51 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: LSU, fake, abduction, crime, investigation

BATON ROUGE- Police have charged an LSU student for reporting a fake attempted abduction at LSU Thursday night.

Leila Marlene Wolfe, 22, of Denham Springs, faces criminal mischief charges. She was issued a misdemeanor summons and was released.

The story Wolfe is accused of creating put the entire LSU community on edge after police issued a campus-wide alert for a man driving a dark van who tried to grab a woman by her hair near Patrick Taylor Hall.

Police said the story was not adding up and Wolfe eventually admitted to investigators that she had made up the incident and it had not occurred.

"Through the investigation many of the events Wolfe provided to investigators were unable to be corroborated," police said in a news release late Friday afternoon. "Upon further speaking with Wolfe... in an effort to clarify events, investigators uncovered additional inconsistencies in information she provided."

Police did not speculate on why the story was faked. They did confirm Wolfe is a student at LSU.

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