Police: Woman Lied About Assault by Fake Officer
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A woman who told St. Louis County authorities she was stopped and punched by a fake police officer has admitted making the story up.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the 47-year-old woman came clean Thursday, but was unable to explain to police why she did it.
The woman had claimed that a man in a car with emergency lights on the dashboard stopped her Wednesday morning in Clayton. She described him as wearing a badge, a gun belt and a police-style shirt, and said he pulled her from her vehicle, punched her and tore her shirt. He then drove off.
Police say the woman may be charged with filing a false police report. Her name has not been released.