‘B’ CARVED INTO 20-YEAR OLD WOMAN’S FACE… DEVELOPING…
SHOCK: MCCAIN VOLUNTEER ATTACKED AND MUTILATED IN PITTSBURGH
Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard tells Channel 4 Action News that the victim was robbed at knifepoint on Wednesday night outside of a Citizens Bank near Liberty Avenue and Pearl Street just before 9 p.m.
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.
Ace has his doubts.
Is it a hoax?
A couple of people have asked why am I asking if it’s a hoax?
Last year a Princeton U student self-inflicted a concussion after receiving some threatening emails. I am not saying that the Pittsburgh incident is a hoax; I’m asking if it is.
UPDATE 2: Ed posted the photo, and from the looks of it, it’s not self-inflicted.
If it’s not a hoax, it’s a despicable act of violence.
The “B” is far to shallow and clean to be taken seriously.
I remain unconvinced: until there’s word on what was caught the ATM video camera, I’ll continue to have serious doubts.
A final coment for the evening – I remain unconvinced, and by now the only thing that would convince me that it’s not a hoax would be the video from the ATM camera.
Friday, 24 October
Follow-up post: Police to do lie-detector test to alleged mugging victim