This is a discussion on A Case of Spreading The Money Around/Attack on McCain campaign volunteer within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Well there may be some confusion but she was reportedly knocked unconscious, so that would explain a lot. too bad it was outside camera range....
Well there may be some confusion but she was reportedly knocked unconscious, so that would explain a lot. too bad it was outside camera range.
Yoda, I am, yes.
Something getting spread around, but it aint money.
"Just blame Sixto"
I reserve the right to make fun, point and laugh etc.
kdka.com - Police Probe Alleged McCain Campaign Worker Attack In Bloomfield
Oct 24, 2008 11:34 am US/Eastern
Campaign Worker Given Polygraph About Attack
PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) ― Police investigating an alleged attack on a volunteer for the McCain campaign tell KDKA they are now looking into some inconsistencies in her story.
While authorities confirm that Ashley Todd has taken a polygraph test, they would not release the results of that test.
Todd, 20, told police she was robbed at knifepoint at an ATM and knocked down by a man who then carved a "B" in her face after noticing a sticker for the presidential candidate on her car.
Police said the Texas woman refused medical attention. According to the police report, the responding officer saw an injury on Todd's face, but the officer did not describe the wound.
Todd reported the attack late Wednesday.
"We're looking at all angles at this point," said Diane Richard, a spokeswoman for Pittsburgh police.
According to Todd, she was withdrawing money just before 9 p.m. Wednesday in Bloomfield when a man approached her from behind, put a knife to her throat and demanded money, police said.
She said she gave him $60.
The robber then noticed the bumper sticker, punched her in the back of the head, knocked her down and used the knife to carve a "B" on the right side of her face, Todd told police.
It was unclear what the "B" was meant to symbolize, Richard said.
Richard said the woman was unfamiliar with her surroundings and was unable to tell police which way the attacker ran.
"She told police she was robbed and beaten at an unknown location and managed to drive back to her friend's house … after the incident," said Richard. "The victim was unable to give the exact location where the incident occurred because she was very unfamiliar with the area, but she remembered attempting to use an ATM machine with green sign above it."
The attacker was described as a black male, 6'4" tall, 200 pounds with a medium build.
According to authorities, Todd did take a polygraph test; however, those test results were not released.
Investigators also say they are looking at some inconsistencies in her story, but they said that can happen in incidents such as an attack.
McCain spokesman Peter Feldman confirmed that the woman is a campaign volunteer but declined to comment further.
The Republican candidate and his running mate, Sarah Palin, called Todd on Thursday afternoon to express their concern, the campaign confirmed.
Allison Price, a spokeswoman for the Obama-Biden campaign in Pittsburgh, said: "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."
Police said no police photo had been taken of the woman Wednesday, but by Thursday afternoon a purported picture of a woman with a "B" scratched into her cheek was circulating on the Internet.
Police are continuing their investigation as they review surveillance video from the bank.
Things that make you go Hmmmm
"Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must." - The Duke of Wellington
It's official, she's a fibber.
kdka.com - McCain Campaign Worker Confessed To Making Up Story Of Attack
Good Police Work.A Pittsburgh police commander told KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin that Ashley Todd confessed to making up the story & is facing charges
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ― Police sources tell KDKA that a campaign worker has now confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter "B" in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker.
Ashley Todd, 20, of Texas, initially told police that she was robbed at an ATM in Bloomfield and that the suspect became enraged and started beating her after seeing her GOP sticker on her car.
Police investigating the alleged attack, however, began to notice some inconsistencies in her story and administered a polygraph test.
Authorities, however, declined to release the results of that test.
Investigators did say that they received photos from the ATM machine and "the photographs were verified as not being the victim making the transaction."
This afternoon, a Pittsburgh police commander told KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin that Todd confessed to making up the story.
The commander added that Todd will face charges; but police have not commented on what those charges will be.
According to police, investigators working on the interview process detected several inconsistencies in Todd's story that differed from statements made in the original police report.
Pittsburgh Police Public Information Officer Diane Richard released a statement earlier today, saying: "Because of the inconsistencies in her statements, Ms. Todd was asked to submit to a polygraph examination which she agreed to do."
No photos of Todd are being released by Pittsburgh Police at this time.
The investigation is continuing as officials determine what charges will be filed.
"Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must." - The Duke of Wellington
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Boy that fool really helps the cause......
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined". - Patrick Henry
As reported by ABCNews.com:
Police: McCain Volunteer Made up Robbery Story
Pittsburgh police: McCain volunteer made up story of being robbed, having 'B' scraped on face
By JOE MANDAK Associated Press Writer
PITTSBURGH October 24, 2008 (AP)
A McCain campaign volunteer made up a story of being robbed, pinned to the ground and having the letter "B" scratched on her face in a politically inspired attack, police said Friday.
Ashely Todd, A McCain campaign volunteer who reported that a tall black man robbed her and then cut a "B" onto her cheek after seeing a McCain bumper sticker on her car has been given a polygraph test because of "inconsistencies" in her story, police said.
Ashley Todd, 20-year-old college student from College Station, Texas, admitted Friday that the story was false and was being charged with making a false report to police, said Maurita Bryant, the assistant chief of the police department's investigations division. Police doubted her story from the start, Bryant said.
Todd, who is white, told police she was attacked by a 6-foot-4 black man Wednesday night. She now can't explain why she invented the story, Bryant said.
Todd also told police she believes she cut the backward "B" onto her own cheek, but she didn't explain how or why, Bryant said.
Todd initially told investigators she was attempting to use a bank branch ATM when the man approached her from behind, put a knife with a 4- to 5-inch blade to her throat and demanded money. She told police she handed the assailant $60 and walked away.
Todd told investigators that she suspected the man then noticed a John McCain sticker on her car, became angry and punched her in the back of the head, knocking her to the ground and telling her "you are going to be a Barack supporter," police said.
She said he continued to punch and kick her while threatening "to teach her a lesson for being a McCain supporter," police said. She said he then sat on her chest, pinned her hands down with his knees and scratched a backward letter "B" into her face with a dull knife.
Todd told police she didn't seek medical attention, but instead went to a friend's apartment nearby and called police about 45 minutes later.
The Associated Press could not immediately locate Todd's family.
Bryant said somebody charged with making a false report would typically be cited and sent a summons. But because police have concerns about Todd's mental health, they are consulting with the Allegheny County District Attorney. She remained in custody and was awaiting arraignment.
Todd worked in New York for the College Republican National Committee before moving two weeks ago to Pennsylvania, where her duties included recruiting college students, the committee's executive director, Ethan Eilon, has said.
Eilon declined to comment on the investigation Friday or to help The Associated Press contact Todd.
Earlier Friday, police said they had found inconsistencies in Todd's story. They gave her a lie-detector test, but wouldn't release the polygraph results. Investigators also said bank surveillance photos did not back up the woman's initial story of being attacked at an ATM.
Police interviewed Todd after she contacted police Wednesday night and again on Thursday, Bryant said. They asked her to come back Friday, ostensibly to help police put together a sketch of the man. Instead, detectives began interviewing her.
"They just started talking to her and she just opened up and said she wanted to tell the truth," Bryant said.
Bryant said it doesn't appear that anyone else put the woman up to the false report.
Police suspected all along that Todd might not be telling the truth, starting with the fact that the "B" was backward, Bryant said.
"We have robbers here in Pittsburgh, but they don't generally mutilate someone's face like that," Bryant said. "They just take the money and run."
The full story with a video can be found at; ABC News: Police: McCain Volunteer Made up Robbery Story
- Barack H. Obama
The lying "B" is a sicko for sure.
You know the old saying.
If The "B" Fits...Wear It.
News has now come out that this was all a hoax!
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch; Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
-- Benjamin Franklin
BREAKING NEWS.........The B actually stood for Blockhead
Helpful hints on pushing back and strengthening the 2A:
I'm glad it was not real.
Charges should be filed.
Sometimes I just don't get the mentality...just became infamous, surely not famous. It will cost her and again cost so many that are attempting to do good things.
Is that a real black eye or is it mascara?
Yoda, I am, yes.