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Thursday, October 23, 2008

McCain Staffer Mugged and a "B" Carved into Her Face by Attacker - Photo ADDED

UPDATE 10/24/08, 1:43 pm: The woman pictured below has now admitted the entire story was a pathetic hoax. She made it up.

UPDATE: Hot Air.com has the information on the woman who was attacked:

The woman who was attacked has identified herself as Ashley Todd, who is a College Republican field representative.

A John McCain staffer working in Pennsylvania claims she was mugged last night and "B" carved into her face by the attacker:
Pittsburgh Police are investigating a report by a campaign staffer for John McCain that she was mugged and the letter B was cut into her face following a robbery in Bloomfield last night.

Police say the 20-year-old woman, who is from Texas, reported that the attack occurred after she withdrew money from an ATM at Liberty Avenue and Pearl Street.

She said a man armed with a knife demanded her money. She gave it to him and began walking toward her car, which has McCain stickers.

Although the robber had moved away from her, he became agitated when he saw her car, punched her in the back of the head, pushed her to the ground and carved a B into her face, she reported.

Police said the woman declined medical treatment at the scene.


Erick October 23, 2008 at 4:22 PM  
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Anonymous,  October 23, 2008 at 4:23 PM  

Stupid enough to carve it backwards in a mirror?

JT October 23, 2008 at 4:39 PM  

Or maybe the guy who attacked her stood over her head facing toward her legs while he carve the B in her face, Dumbass.

You DUmmies make me sick. You'd look the other way if a pedophile raped a child so long as his/her parents were Republicans. Just read some of the wonderful comments these Assholes are saying.


Anonymous,  October 23, 2008 at 4:48 PM  

There is a law against filing a false police report.

Anonymous,  October 23, 2008 at 4:58 PM  

She refused medical attention because that is not a cut. Any doctor or nurse or even a non professional can see that's not a cut but an abrasion. No doubt composed of many light self inflicted strokes. A thief would never take that much time to make all those many scratches.

BrianinMO October 23, 2008 at 5:21 PM  

For those who seem so sure she did this to herself, how do you explain the obvious beating she took? It is perfectly logical that the attacker, having knocked her to the ground, would kneel over her head to work on her face, thus leaving it upside down on her face. It was not upside down to him. None of us was there, but it is a plausible explanation.

Wyld.DR October 23, 2008 at 5:44 PM  

Sorry to say but as a Physician, those lacerations (if you want to call them that)could not come from a knife of any sort, sharp or dull. Also, from the way her cheek is manifesting as red and irritated (synonymous for scratches) makes it an easy prognosis for me:

This is indeed a self-inflicted 'wound' most likely done with either a paper clip or quite possibly a fingernail.

If you would look at the BOTTOM of the letter, there are 2 DISTINCT and SEPARATE marks (what did the mugger do? Go over the same area with a different line?). This is not plausible in any form.

This is a fraudulent attempt at falsifying an attack and is illegal since a police report was filed. Why was she allowed to 'walk away' from the scene or a mugging/attack?

She never offered a description of her attacker other than he was 'supposedly' an Obama supporter. Was he white, black, latino??
This is outrageous and demands further scrutiny. Also suspect are the blackeyes. Although real, the contusions are not reminiscent of a frontal punch as there are no abrasions/contusions above the eye socket (men have big, large knuckles) and the area around the eye socket is sensitive soft tissues. This woman is committing fraud via Munchhausen By Proxy and should be jailed for submitting a false police report/complaint. And the only reason WHY she would refuse to seek medical treatment is that she knows her story would not hold up under a physicians examination.

And no, I am not an Obama supporter, I am voting McCain but these false allegations and rumors must stop. As a Dr, I can not fathom why people go to great lengths to lie about being attacked.

Someone needs to have her examined for 'a possible concussion' from being 'punched in the head', that alone would have allowed the police to forcefully admit her as if she in some way passes out while driving home after the 'attack, the police department would be liable for allowing her to leave with possible 'brain trauma'.

This story is a joke and not funny people.

Anonymous,  October 23, 2008 at 6:11 PM  

have any of you people actually seen a real black eye? because that's NOT what they look like. anyone with access to a halloween makeup kit could do that to themselves.

Anonymous,  October 23, 2008 at 6:20 PM  

There is no way she got those so called injuries from any attack. And the B on her face: the attacker straddled her head?? You can't hold someone down while straddling their heads facing the legs. I mean come on.

She deserves to be thrown in jail for lying and quite possibly trying to make it into a black on white hate crime with the added bonus that it was a OBAMA supporter.

Only dumb@sses and fools would believe this concocted story.
And she will see a doctor tomorrow, almost 48 hours later?? Maybe she needs time to get her injuries more realistic but medical professionals wi;; see through the smokescreen if the injuries are too fresh. Hope they haul her @ss to jail ASAP.

Anonymous,  October 23, 2008 at 6:28 PM  

Obama supporters use an "O", not a 'B'.

That, and this really is a bit suspicious.

How far from the atm did she park?

"Stupid-I want to be a victim-far", or "I'm on at least one of the five cameras looking over the parking lot and street" far.

This has BS written all over it. Either that, or it was 'some Puerto-Rican guy' I'm sure.

-Hunter Rose

Anonymous,  October 23, 2008 at 7:42 PM  

This reminds me of the time the woman drowned her kids, then claimed a black guy kidnapped them. Is that a real black eye, or smeared mascara?

BrianinMO October 23, 2008 at 7:51 PM  

Some very good points made here by all of you. There is skepticism on the right about the alleged attack. I just posted on that. How sad either way - If it's not true, how pathetic to fake such a thing. If it is true - well, that's terrible too.

Anonymous,  October 23, 2008 at 8:32 PM  


First of all, please learn your medical terminology before attempting to pass yourself off as a medical professional. You've just embarrassed yourself.

(You should look up, for example, "prognosis" and "Munchausen by Proxy")

That said, The lacerations are clearly self inflicted and with a very sharp object. They are superficial wounds and likely a surface scratch at best.

The black eyes were clearly done with makeup. No swelling is present. No redness in the eyes. No redness of the skin.

I hope that once this person takes care of the legal problems that filing this false report are going to cause her, she seeks some psychiatric help. She needs it.

Anonymous,  October 23, 2008 at 8:35 PM  

Hunter Rose,

Are you implying that Obama supporters usually carve "O"s into the faces of their victims? Hope not.

Anonymous,  October 23, 2008 at 11:50 PM  

I'll bet the farm this is total nonsense and here's why:
what kind of mugger successfully robs a person and then casually follows them around for a bit? Most attackers run like hell and get out of the area. Does anyone honestly believe he just happened to notice her BUMPER STICKERS and then flew into a rage and then lightly, carefully and precisely scratched a small "B" into the middle of her cheek WITHOUT breaking the skin? This wound is self-inflicted: it's too careful and shows signs of repetitive scratching over the same pattern over and over again - slowly. The fact the "B" is backwards fits perfectly though this fact is not necessary to prove my point. Though the police report indicates it was the RIGHT side of her face - so the picture is not flipped! It IS backwards.
And before anyone tries: I was a McCain supporter and I like him a lot - but I have ZERO tolerance for Bull sh it.
Remember this story well people - I'll bet my right arm it proves to be a hoax. Nothing about it has the ring of truth.

Anonymous,  October 24, 2008 at 1:24 AM  

Is this her??? http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronpaul2008/2312941086/in/pool-ronpaul2008

Brittany,  October 24, 2008 at 6:50 AM  

That's eye make-up. Bruises don't smear across the face.

Anonymous,  October 24, 2008 at 12:07 PM  

The story is now falling apart as she has changed the story and other situations. This chick is a liar and deserves to be hauled to jail!

What a lying sleeze she is, trying to gain symapthy for her and to try to help McLame gain those sympathy votes for that 'act of violence' against one of his workers and ardent supporter.

You belong in jail chick /eom

Anonymous,  October 24, 2008 at 3:37 PM  



Joey October 29, 2008 at 12:39 PM  

I believe this is a perfect example of conservative politics and the Mccain campaign as a whole. Fear and lies. Without fear and lies the conservative movement would never get elected to anything. Its why republicans fear peace because with it the lies and fear would fade away and no one would listen to them again. They should make this chick the conservative/ republican poster child.

Anonymous,  February 22, 2009 at 7:33 PM  

Anybody else notice the scratch on (our right) her left side of her cheek? Could she not decide which side of her face she wanted to carve into?

Also, for those who think that it is a real black eye, look at her eyelid of (our right) her left eye. There is a faint little black line, possible eyeliner and if she was punched in the eye, wouldn't her whole eye area be bruised, not just the part underneath it?

Anonymous,  March 12, 2009 at 1:54 PM  

nobody realized that theres no possible way she could know that the mugger was an Obama supporter and that only he could tell you that the Mcain stickers are what made him mad.

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