LAFAYETTE, Louisiana – After a Muslim student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) claimed that her hijab and wallet were stolen by two President-Elect Donald Trump supporters, police announced the claim was fabricated.
The 18-year-old Middle Eastern student told police that white men shouting racial slurs at her drove up in a truck and struck her multiple times in the back, while also stealing her hijab and wallet.
“The victim describes the suspects as white males, but has not given a definitive clothing description,” Lafayette police told KLFY at the time. “There were no witnesses or video surveillance on the scene.”
Now, police have announced that the story the Muslim student reported to police was a hoax.
“During the course of the investigation, the female complainant admitted that she fabricated the story about her physical attack as well as the removal of her hijab and wallet by two white males,” police told KLFY. “This incident is no longer under investigation by the Lafayette Police Department.”
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