Skip to comments.McCain volunteer given polygraph over attack claim
Posted on 10/24/2008 8:52:49 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh police say they gave a polygraph test to a McCain campaign volunteer who reported that a tall black man had robbed and later cut her face her after seeing a McCain bumper sticker on her car.
Police spokeswoman Diane Richard says investigators are "looking at some inconsistencies" in the 20-year-old woman's story.
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I called it fishy first. Shades of the Runaway bride??
Follow up on yesterday’s PING!!
The weakest attempt at a hoax EVER.
The photo itself seemed fishy when I saw it. To me, it didn’t have the look of a victim I normally see in after crime scene photos. But I could be wrong of course.
This should clear it up one way or the other, I guess.
It’s more than they did w/ Tawana Brawley or the Duke stripper.
You never know what bizarre story will surface in election season.
Wow, usually it takes days or weeks for them to get their crap together before someone takes a polygraph. This must be some kind of record.
I dunno - they didn’t do this with oh, Tawana Brawley, or the Lacrosse team victim, did they?
Shades of Duke La Cross Stripper.
When will Obama have a polygraph test?
Isn’t there bank security camera video that can either confirm or dispute this?
I knew a lot of girls who made wild claims when I was that age.
She may have made it all up. Or the 'inconsistencies' could be nothing and her story is completely true. I guess we'll find out.
If it did happen, I wouldn't be at all surprised. I've been accosted twice already by Obama supporters because of my McCain/Palin bumper sticker and my "Read my lipstick" campaign button.
Diane Richards on Fox now....wearing a “Brown shirt” in her picture.....coincidence...../sarcasm.
The pic with the backwards “B” unfortunately smacks of someone looking in a mirror and scratching it.
I remember that. Afterwards, McDonald's came out with a Tawana Brawley Burger. You'd get a bare hamburger & put your own crap on it.
Police will not state results, I bet if she failed the lie detector test, it would be all over the news...
Still doesn’t explain the black eye and swelling on the cheek.
Rotate that photo 180, the B was scratched in from the back or or behind her, or while she was on the ground, feet away from the person who did it. The B isn’t backwards, it’s upside-down.
Not saying it’s real, but that should settle the “mirror” thing.
Supposedly the attack happened out of range of the cameras.
After I saw the pictures my belief waned, too. The “B” was just a little too neat to be scratched in by a deranged attacker.
IF this is a hoax, it is a truly bizzare one. Who would screw up their own face just for attention?......
Camera shot on the polygraph. The pen moves back and forth on the paper. Lou and Sergeant Tierney look at each other.
Lou: Did Jane’s finance kidnap Sydney and take her to Las Vegas? And if so, did she enjoy it?
Jerry: I don’t know.
Lou: Did Jane sleep with Michael again?
Jerry: (He hesitates) Yes! That stupid idiot. He left her for Kimberly, he slept with her sister. He tricked her into giving him half her business, and then she goes ahead and sleeps with him again. I mean she’s crazy. How could she do something like that? Oh that Jane, she makes me so mad.
He picks up his coat and leaves.
Did she pass?
I dunno, pissant.
She seems a bit more credible than the average “flake”.
I’d like to know who saw her last prior to the attack to confirm it wasn’t a prior injury. I’d also like to know of what the tape(s) show of the assault - there was more than one camera in the area per the video link to a TV station in Pittsburg. The new detail about previous robberys in the same area w/a man matching the same description is interesting too. The PD needs to release the report and results of the polygraph ASAP!
I appreciate all your posts, BTW.
Best to ya -
Probably an Obama campaign ploy. I’d like to know this girl’s real history. A psycho teen, who supports McCain, faking an attack from a ‘black’ man, is toooo convenient.
Folks, let’s give this gal some benefit of the doubt. As far as we know, she is a reputable campaign volunteer. The police are trying to shake her story, which I guess is their job. But inconsistencies are quite understandable in such a situation. It bothers me that the media and blog frenzy seems to be picking up where the attacker left off.
“Its more than they did w/ Tawana Brawley or the Duke stripper.”
To even suggest that these honest, fine citizens take a polygraph would have been racist! /sarc
Ms. Todd told police during at least five hours of questioning last night that her attacker said to her, "You are going to be a Barack supporter." She told police the man then sat on her chest, pinning both her hands down with his knees and used what she believed was a dull knife with a roughly 5-inch blade to carve the B.
Man, this girl keeps digging a deeper hole:
Speaking to Channel 4 Action News on Friday, Richard said they’re still questioning Todd because of some new developments.
“We have learned that the victim’s statement has a few inconsistencies in it and her statement has changed,” said Richard
Richard said Todd now says she isn’t sure if it was a bumper sticker on her car or a campaign button on her jacket that angered the attacker. Richard said Todd added new details to the attack, saying at one point she lost consciousness.
“She also indicated she was sexually assaulted as well. She indicated that when he had her on the ground he put his hand up her blouse and started fondling her. But other than that, she says she doesn’t remember anything else. So we’re adding a sexual assault to this as well,” Richard said.
Police said they gave a polygraph test to Todd, but they aren’t releasing the results.
I know it’s out of fashion to give somebody the benefit of the doubt and I would never want to get in the way of some Freppers morphing into DUers as they obviously are. That said, what if by some small chance she is telling the truth and agreed to take the polygraph right away to prove she isnt lying?
This time next year she’ll be on celebrity boxing.
Has anyone found her description of the attack anywhere?
Talk about a frakking double standard.
“When will Obama have a polygraph test?”
My first thought as well.
Doesn’t look good.
She forgot she was sexually assaulted????
... or someone standing over a person with their feet at the victims head.
WE know Obama has students traveling everywhere.
Attacker hates Rush Limbaugh...he was trying to write EIB and ran out of time:)
No way in hell am I commenting on this story today, not after the flaming I got yesterday.
~walking softly, carrying a very, VERY large stick today~
Towana Brawley redux.
Not only that, but wasn’t this at 9 pm in a busy area in front of an ATM in the middle of a city? Weren’t there any cars in the area? No one to drive up and see a guy on top of a girl with a knife, fondling her and then carving a “B” into her face?
This is just a sick girl- nothing political about this story. Both sides have whackos supporting them- luckily we don’t have as many but there are always a few bad apples. I’m just glad that- with the exception of Drudge - no one on our side jumped to too many conclusions. FoxNews was very skeptical from the start and McCain’s statement was appropriate.
I noticed that two. But if the attacker sat on her chest to pin her arms, I am having a hard time determining how he got the "B" on her right cheek as shown.