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FALSE: McCain Supporter Attacked

My appologies, police are reporting the attack was a fake.  Never thought that was something a person would fake; now the story is disturbing for a whole other reason.

This is beyond disturbing.  Pittsburgh’s Channel 4 is reporting a woman’s face was cut when her assailant saw a McCain bumper sticker on her car…

Woman Attacked At ATM, Assailant Carves Letter Into Her Face

Richard said the robber took $60 from the woman, then became angry when he saw a McCain bumper sticker on the victim’s car. The attacker then punched and kicked the victim, before using the knife to scratch the letter “B” into her face, Richard said.

 UPDATE: From McCain supporter robbed, assaulted - Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Todd declined to comment.

“She is a volunteer for the McCain-Palin campaign,” said campaign spokesman Peter Feldman. “Sen. McCain has reached out to her via telephone and has spoken to her and her family,” as has McCain’s running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Feldman said. “Out of respect for her privacy we’re not going to comment further.”

Democrat Barack Obama’s campaign released a statement saying: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the young woman for her to make a speedy recovery, and we hope that the person who perpetrated this crime is swiftly apprehended and brought to justice.”


12 Responses to “FALSE: McCain Supporter Attacked”

  1. Why did she refuse medical treatment, and why is the “B” backwards?


  2. Yeah, ‘B’ for BS… Why not carve an O? At least that wouldn’t be backwards…..

  3. This smells very weird to me. A few questions:

    How much of a coincidence is it that this person was a McCain volunteer? There are millions of people driving around with McCain bumper stickers in America but the one gets her face slashed happens to be a committed volunteer and a member of republican groups at her university. Coincidence?

    Secondly, the entire incident, both the mugging and the face carving occurred off camera despite the fact that there were several CCTV cameras around the bank. Again, is this just a convenient coincidence?

    Thirdly, why didn’t she agree to have medical treatment last night after the attack occurred? In cases of knife violence where the skin is broken the victim is always strongly encouraged by the police to go to the hospital in order to at least have a tetanus shot and have the wound disinfected and dressed. Again, isn’t that a little strange?

    Fourthly, and most significantly in my opinion, if this woman was violently attacked by just one person, how come the application of the carving on her face is so perfect? Any normal person would struggle wildly while something like this was happening to them, yet the attacker has managed to carve a perfect B in her cheek and seemingly did it without cutting too deep into her flesh. To do that the victim would have to be keeping very still (contrary to all human instinct) and the attacker would have to be using a great deal of care. Again, this was a single attacker, how was he restraining her while he did this?

    I hate to doubt anyone’s word and the injuries the woman in the above photo received look real enough but here is my opinion 0f what happened. I believe she actually was mugged by someone last night and quite badly beaten, for all we know her attacker may well have been a 6′2″ male. After the attack I believe she became enraged and decided to make some political capital from the incident by carving the initial ‘B’ in her face and fabricating the story she told to the police. I believe that she refused to have medical treatment because she felt that the doctors would not find her injuries consistent with those one would receive during a struggle. I would also not be surprised if they discovered scars and cut marks on her arms where she has self-wounded herself on previous occasions. Self-harm of this kind is surprisingly common among young women of a depressive nature, I frequently see marks such as these on the arms of girls when riding on the subway train in New York.

    I know that many will say I have no evidence for my opinion and it’s true that I don’t have anything concrete. But I think the above four circumstantial points, taken together, show the veracity of this incident as it was reported by the victim to be highly questionable.

    It’s also worth noting that there have been many such hoaxes in the past, the most famous in recent times being the case of the Jewish woman in Paris who claimed she was brutally attacked and taunted by arab men on a crowded subway train. That incident was widely reported in the international news, yet turned out to be a complete fabrication - the victim was a fantasist.

  4. I am a McCain supporter and will continue to be but I too have questions about this. I am not so freaked out about it being backwards as there are ways for that to happen if he had her in a head lock with her facing out (HE MIGHT HAVE CARVED IT BACKWARDS) but I do find is strange that her face was not cut by this knife wielding attacker. It takes skill to do that. As wide as the marks are it looks like something like KEYS were used. It is possible that the knife had a handle with a pointed plate and he used that. Also the fact that it happened outside of the security cameras while by its self is not strange, compounded with these other factors does look as if something else is going on. I will say though I have a buddy in VA that was attacked (someone came in to his yard and kicked his sign down and told him called him a M.F’r) when he put a McCain sign up. It is getting hot out there!

  5. How did the guy know that was her car? The car would have had to been parked beyond the ATM for the crook to see the back bumper. In the history of street crimes, how many crooks have ever been recorded as becoming enraged because of a bumper sticker on their victim’s car? This is absurd.

  6. LOL, why is the B backwards? Because she did it to herself looking into a mirror and was too stupid to realize it would look backwards to everyone else!!!

  7. You guys are sick.

  8. Mr. B from the Letter People did that ish


  9. How many petty criminals get pissed off at you because they don’t like who you are voting for?

  10. People like Ashley Todd don’t understand that lies like this could have lead to dangerous situations.

    I know people feel that we as a country have improved with racism, but we still have A LOT of work to do.

    Black people still face a lot of racism today sometimes with deadly results.



  11. I meant to say “improve from racism”.

  12. Agreed, what she did was reckless and sad.

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