This is incredibly sad but given the state of things currently, I’m not the least bit surprised.
A Staten Island woman literally tried to burn her own face off with homemade acid, then sent police on a wild goose chase. She wasn’t able to come up with anything to help the cops identify her attacker except two details.
She was a woman and she was BLACK.
Via Yahoo! News:
Lizzie Dunn, 52, told detectives a mystery woman attacked her on Woodrow Road near Carlton Blvd. in Arden Heights as she was walking to a bus stop Monday morning.
The attacker was a panhandler, Dunn reported, a black woman in her 40s, who sprayed acid on her face when Dunn didn’t have cigarettes or spare change to give her.
“I didn’t know the person,” Dunn, 52, told the Daily News. “She then asked for money, and I told her no and sorry.”
That’s when the supposed woman got mad and grabbed Dunn by the shoulder, spun her around, sprayed her in the face, and fled, Dunn told police.
After the alleged attack, Dunn frantically ran into a nearby deli and told the owner to call 911.
Detectives found out she fabricated the assault as they pressed her for more details about her alleged attacker, cops said.
Investigators believe she used a spray bottle to burn herself with some kind of acid in her home, and she had scars from previous self-inflicted injuries on her body, cops said.
Although this woman clearly has some mental illness, the fact she emphasized a black woman attacked her & made up a storyline like this shows some malice beyond those issues.
It’s been undetermined if Dunn will face charges for her false report or not, however, she should.