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Police: Attacker threw acid in Vancouver woman's face [UPDATE: False Report/Self-Inflicted Attack]
KOMO ^ | 8/31/2010

Posted on 09/01/2010 3:42:43 AM PDT by markomalley

Police: Attacker threw acid in Vancouver woman's face VANCOUVER, Wash. – A bizarre attack sent a Vancouver woman to the hospital on Monday and police said they believe her attacker threw some kind of acid in her face.

Bethany Storro had no idea who the woman was who attacked her and no idea why someone picked her for an attack.

Storro, 28, doesn’t usually wear sunglasses but she bought a pair about an hour before the attack. Those glasses may have saved her eyesight.

She had stopped to get a coffee at a Starbucks near Esther Short Park at 8th and Columbia and was getting something out of her car when a woman came up and asked her if she wanted a drink.

Storro decline and that’s when she was hit with a cup of some sort of acid, burning her face and clothes.

Her family says she’s stable and is keeping a positive attitude. They say they are trying to make some sense of what happened.

“Who wakes up in the morning and says, ‘I’m going to go and burn somebody’s face with acid?’” said Storro’s mother, Nancy Neuwelt. “It’s
pretty bizarre. I don’t know what kind of a person - obviously, there’s something wrong. But we’re going to do what we need to do.”

Police don’t have any suspects.

The incident happened just after 7 p.m. Monday night, and police are hoping someone who was in the area at the time may remember seeing what happened and call them with a tip.

Storro is recovering at the burn center at Legacy Emanuel Hospital.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: 8th; acidattack; acidattacks; columbia; esther; esthershortpark; starbucks; storro; vancouver; washington
A very similar attack occurred in Italy recently. I would look for a Muslim connection here, as well.
1 posted on 09/01/2010 3:42:47 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

The first suspect in all senseless crimes against humanity must be the mohammedans.

The second suspect would be street gang initiations, brought to you by non-enforcement of immigration policy and generations of fatherless “welfare” babies.


2 posted on 09/01/2010 3:49:41 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: markomalley

Acid in the face - that’s a jihadi tactic.


3 posted on 09/01/2010 3:50:20 AM PDT by eCSMaster (It was a priceless Steinway. Net enny mehr!)
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A tiny sampler ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/3184.htm

March 10, 2009
Special Dispatch No.2276

“Egyptian Cleric Safwat Higazi Calls to Shut Down Starbucks in the Arab and Islamic World, Saying: Their Logo is the Jewish Queen Esther”

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4 posted on 09/01/2010 4:10:00 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: markomalley

It does smell like a Sharia terrorist.


5 posted on 09/01/2010 4:11:47 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: markomalley

What she was wearing at the time of the attack might give a clue. If she was dressed in ways the Muslim fanatics find offensive, it could be why she was selected as a target.

I am just very thankful she had those sunglasses on. I think her Guardian Angel was definitely looking after her.


6 posted on 09/01/2010 4:23:19 AM PDT by Ronin (If it were not so gruesomely malevolent, Islam would just be silly.)
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SNIPPET from post no. 1:


"She had stopped to get a coffee at a Starbucks near Esther Short Park at 8th and Columbia..."

7 posted on 09/01/2010 4:30:38 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
“Starbucks symbol is the jewish Queen Esther” and this Starbucks is near Esther Short Park. The attacker asks for a drink then attacks. That might be enough for a psycho and newby muslim. And I say newby because if they are this demented they would attack people right after conversion. They needed the conversion to give them the right. I wouldn't blame this on Islam, just a psychosis
8 posted on 09/01/2010 4:46:31 AM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: RadiationRomeo
I wouldn't blame this on Islam, just a psychosis

There is a difference?

9 posted on 09/01/2010 4:49:54 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: markomalley

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38949288/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/

The attacker spoke to the victim first- Hey pretty lady do you want to drink this?

There could be a Starbucks connection. Or as someone said, gangs. Acid-throwing happens in the UK, too, but usually not in the face.


10 posted on 09/01/2010 4:51:08 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Smokin' Joe

I’m guessing paranoid schizophrenia. Needed muslim conversion as an excuse to act out. But then I’m an engineer and not a psychiatrist. (But I play one on TV)


11 posted on 09/01/2010 4:58:26 AM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: DBrow

So who specializes in alkali-throwing, then?


12 posted on 09/01/2010 5:01:53 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: markomalley

“Police said the assailant was described as a black woman between 25 and 35, who wore a green shirt and khaki shorts, The Columbian reported. She had medium-length black hair that was pulled back.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38949288/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/

I doubt a recent Muslim convert would be wearing shorts, with no head cover at all. I understand the authorization to lie for Islam, the need to hide identity, but somehow this does not seem to me to be a shari’a crazed attacker.


13 posted on 09/01/2010 5:06:13 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: eCSMaster

Prior to the revolution in Iran 30some years ago -jihad started EXACTLY this way on the streets of Teheran- This is a fact-lucky enough not to have been vicitmized by this horrible crime but saw it with my own eyes those women who were disfigured.

Jihad has started people...........


14 posted on 09/01/2010 5:07:45 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Do we know if it’s acid or alkali? It dissolved her shirt, hinting at acid, plus, action was very fast, also hinting at acid. It would be nice to know what her shirt was made of. NaOH and KOH don’t eat polyester.

Not enough information yet to know what it was.


15 posted on 09/01/2010 5:15:32 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: DBrow
“Police said the assailant was described as a black woman between 25 and 35, who wore a green shirt and khaki shorts, The Columbian reported. She had medium-length black hair that was pulled back.”

Sounds more like your basic black on white crime that has intensified since Bozo took office.

16 posted on 09/01/2010 5:31:08 AM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

Jeez, when you here hoof steps, don’t think zebra.

If this woman has a husband or boyfriend, ask him what he’s been up to lately and with whom.


17 posted on 09/01/2010 6:00:55 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie

Then why didn’t the woman throw the acid on the husband if that was the case. It is a black on white crime, simple as that and very obvious. These crimes have been increasing steadily since Bozo took office, or do you think when a bunch of people go around shouting “it’s beat whitey night” or a group of blacks go around randomly sucker punching whites that maybe these people’s spouses had something to do with it?


18 posted on 09/01/2010 6:04:04 AM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

Cuz that’s not what crazy broads do.


19 posted on 09/01/2010 6:09:07 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie

I suspect a recent divorce. Combining the mom’s last name and victim’s first name leads to a Bethany Neuwelt who graduated from a private Christian school in Idaho, Class of 2000. The mom said Bethany moved to Vancouver “for a fresh start”.

The mom works in a Vancouver Christian church. I think the victim’s dad is a physician, but that’s not clear.

I don’t see any strange links or associations here. This is probably a “random attack”, a term I dislike because it is not random from the perp’s viewpoint at all.


20 posted on 09/01/2010 6:25:21 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: markomalley

Is Bethany Storro Jewish?


21 posted on 09/01/2010 6:39:45 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: RadiationRomeo
I wouldn't blame this on Islam, just a psychosis

That would be a distinction without difference.

22 posted on 09/01/2010 7:01:42 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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To: markomalley

Hate crime?


23 posted on 09/01/2010 7:19:45 AM PDT by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Thanks markomalley.
Police don’t have any suspects.

24 posted on 09/01/2010 4:45:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: markomalley

Had coffee there many times. There is a sort of hotel shelter for all sorts of mentally challenged folks about 6 or 7 blocks from there. I would look there first.


25 posted on 09/02/2010 2:02:28 PM PDT by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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To: markomalley

Talk about Sad. This country is being reduced to crimes like this ?


26 posted on 09/02/2010 11:00:14 PM PDT by italybub
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2583235/posts

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SKETCH OF THE SUSPECT:

http://media.oregonlive.com/clark_county/photo/acidsketchjpg-67cc0171f294adcb.jpg


27 posted on 09/07/2010 1:07:23 AM PDT by Cindy
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Note: Videos, a photo, sketch included:

http://www.oregonlive.com/clark-county/index.ssf/2010/09/woman_burned_acid_in_vancouver_she_will_not_allow_attack_to_wreck_my_life.html

“Bethany Storro, burned by acid in Vancouver, will not let attack ‘wreck my life’”
Published: Thursday, September 02, 2010, 9:00 PM Updated: Friday, September 03, 2010, 11:47 AM
Stuart Tomlinson, The Oregonian

SNIPPET: “”Anyone with information on the attack is asked to call Vancouver Police Major Crimes Detective Wally Stefan at 360-487-7425.”


28 posted on 09/07/2010 1:19:54 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Westbrook

It was a black woman who threw the acid.


29 posted on 09/07/2010 1:22:50 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: calex59

This comment shows the hate you have for Black people. The attack was self inflicted. You are right. Every since our president was elected people like you have been promoting hate. I don’t see in any of the comments where the people that promoted hate apologized from their foolishment. This is the real problem with this country. You know the truth but you still spread hate. The only Bozo is the one pointing the finger. Look in the mirror and you will find the person that is destroying this country and our world.


30 posted on 09/16/2010 7:23:00 PM PDT by Truishim
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To: Truishim
What a dork. I have no hate for black people but I can read statistics and keep track of what crimes are being committed in this country and by whom. Black on white crime is rising and being condoned via Holder and his DOJ and Bozo the WH clown. Black people are the ones filled with hate, hate towards whitey and all the supposed ills of the world that whitey has caused the poor blacks of America.

BTW, you are a little late with your comment on this article, since this article was posted it has been revealed that the woman poured acid on herself for some sick reason or other. However, the woman who was doused in Arizona by a copy cat was doused by a black woman.

The hate some blacks(not all blacks but enough to make it a big problem)have for whites is akin, part and parcel, to the hate muslims have for all infidels.

31 posted on 09/16/2010 7:35:53 PM PDT by calex59
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UPDATE:

http://www.krem.com/news/northwest-news/Police-say-Vancouver-acid-attack-self-inflicted-103095734.html

“Police say Vancouver acid attack self-inflicted”
by Colin Miner and Michael Rollins, KGW staff
krem.com
Posted on September 16, 2010 at 4:22 PM

SNIPPET: “VANCOUVER — An investigation indicated that the reported acid attack on Bethany Storro was self-inflicted, Vancouver Police said Thursday.

They called the incident a hoax during a press conference. They said the results of the investigation will now be turned over to the county prosecutor’s office.

Chief Clifford Cook said discrepancies started to appear as detectives started to investigate the case.

This morning, police served a search warrant, then interviewed Storro, who said the attack was a self-inflicted hoax.”


32 posted on 09/16/2010 10:30:01 PM PDT by Cindy
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