Police are looking to bring charges against a young girl who told her mother and police that two Latino men kidnapped, tied up, and held a knife to her throat. Why the charges? It is believed that she made the whole thing up to avoid getting in trouble.
The police department believe that a 17-year-old Costa Mesa, California girl, trying to avoid getting in trouble with her mother for being somewhere she shouldn’t have been, falsified a police report.
The girl claimed that while she was hanging out at a park alone one night, she was grabbed by two Latino men with gang tattoos. She went into great detail to great detail, stating that they dragged her by her hair to nearby picnic tables, where they bound her with her own shoe laces and held a knife to her throat. She alleged that she was able to get free when a man walked by and scared the assailants away.
However, detectives said her story was full of holes, was inconsistent, and that there was no physical evidence to support her claims. It was concluded that she lied to her mother and police because she was out late where she should not have been, and didn’t want her mother to find out.
Detectives are now petitioning the juvenile court system to file charge against her for falsifying a police report.
“It causes fear to the community thinking there’s two perpetrators out there,” said Lt. Bryan Glass. “There’s resources that go toward investigating the incident and responding.”