After initially claiming she was harassed by a group of teens in a politically motivated attack, a New York woman has admitted she staged the entire ordeal — including writing a note she claimed to have found on her car.
Police said 19-year-old Adwoa Lewis also slashed her own tire before reporting the invented hate crime to authorities earlier this month.
The woman was arrested following an investigation that found no factual basis for her claim.
Lewis initially told police that the teens shouted “Trump 2016” as she was driving on a street in Long Island on Sept. 1.
“She further claimed she parked her car in front of her house and when she woke up, she found a slashed tire and a note on her car that stated ‘Go Home,'” a police statement revealed.
In light of the police evidence, the suspect is expected to appear in court later this month for a preliminary hearing on charges related to making a false statement to police.