Skip to comments.Bethany Storro, woman in acid attack hoax, ordered to seek mental help, pay $500 fine
Posted on 04/10/2011 4:01:53 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
A woman who threw acid in her own face and blamed it on an unidentified stranger was ordered to pay a fine and seek mental health treatment after pleading guilty to lying to cops.
Bethany Storro, a 28-year-old supermarket clerk for Vancouver, Wash., will pay a $500 fine, $4,000 in restitution and serve 240 hours of community service.
"I am genuinely and deeply sorry, I am getting the help I need," said Storro, who was wearing a plastic medical mask over her scarred face.
Storrro claimed last year that a woman she did not know threw a cup of acid at her, burning the skin all over her face.
After reporting the attack on Aug. 30, she received nearly $28,000 in donations, some of which she spent on clothes, train tickets and dinners for her parents, police said.
Police soon became suspicious after comparing photos of Storro to other acid attack victims.
She later confessed to wiping her face with drain cleaner for hours before claiming she was attacked, cops said.
The hoax was initially a suicide attempt that later turned into an opportunity to get cosmetic surgery, police said.
She was originally charged with theft, but those charges were dropped when she returned the $28,000.
"It is a very sad situation," Clark County Superior Court Judge John Nichols said during sentencing.
What is up with journalists today? The way the sentence reads, it would appear that this woman is a supermarket clerk for the entire city of Vancouver. WTF?!!!
Well, Vancouver is not that large a town but I’ll bet she is VERY BUSY.
Not only does stupid stuff like that get past the authors, it gets past the editors as well. I guess they have a very liberal “hire the handicapped” policy
sad pathetically so....I hope she finds help..
They’re illiterate boobs.
And we have a few current and former ones here that aren’t too damned bright, either.
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