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Woman who lied about being attacked on ULL campus to face charges

1 year 1 month 1 hour ago Friday, November 11 2016 Nov 11, 2016 November 11, 2016 10:38 AM November 11, 2016 in Crime
Source: WBRZ

LAFAYETTE – A women faces charges after police say that she lied about being assaulted and robbed of her wallet and hijab by two men, one of whom was wearing a white "Trump" hat near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus.

The Lafayette Police Department confirmed on Friday the charge of filing a false police report on, The Advertiser reports.

The initial report was filed on Wednesday when a woman told police that she was attacked by two white men, stole her wallet and hijab, a head scarf worn by Muslim women, and yelled racial slurs at her. The woman said that one of the men was wearing a white Donald Trump hat.

On Thursday, police said that the woman made the story up.

The department previously identified the woman as an 18-year-old student, however the department did not release her name. No further information was released about the case or the reason why the woman filed the initial report and then admitted to fabricating the story.

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