Thursday, February 10, 2011

Crying Wolf

Oops. According to law enforcement, an OC woman made up a story about being attacked. Ann M. Simmons reports at LATimes.com.

A Laguna Niguel woman who made up a story about being attacked has been charged with filing a false police report and resisting arrest, authorities said.

Prosecutors said that on Feb. 2, Danielle Rene Deichman, 20, reported the attack to the Orange County Sheriff's Department, telling deputies that a man had grabbed her from behind and tried to push her to the ground, but that she was able to kick him in the groin and escape.
Kicking in the groin is not nearly as effective in situations like this as kicking in the knee. This is based on my knowledge of anatomy, not my experience with attacks (of which I have none, as an adult).

Details of Deichman's account closely mirrored an assault that had occurred exactly one week earlier in the same location and had been reported by the media, authorities said. Investigators suspected Deichman had lied, and arrested her after conducting a follow-up interview on Feb. 3, officials said.
At least she didn't name someone.

According to information released by the district attorney's office, Deichman struggled and resisted arrest, slightly injuring officers as they were trying to handcuff her.
Lovely.

What are the reasons someone would do the things she has been charged with? Attention? The chace to get a show on E! ?

Whether or not she made up her story, when someone someone does make up a story like this, especially if sexual assault or rape part of the fabrication, it makes things more difficult for people who really do suffer such crimes.

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