Thursday, October 23, 2008

Paging Lt. Columbo

Ok, so we see how the nets - broadcast and broadband - are going to wallow tomorrow:

as they will go hogwild over this crime story as McCain Campaign talking point:

Woman Attacked At ATM, Assailant Scratches Letter Into Her Face
Woman Robbed, Attacked With Knife At Bloomfield ATM

Police spokeswoman Diane Richard said the robber took $60 from Todd, then became angry when he saw a McCain bumper sticker on the victim's car. The attacker then punched and kicked the victim, before using the knife to scratch the letter "B" into her face, Richard said.
Todd declined to comment to the Tribune. Friends said she is in Pittsburgh volunteering for the McCain-Palin campaign.

Richard said the woman refused medical treatment after the assault, which happened outside the view of the bank's surveillance cameras.

Now color me cynical, but doesn't anyone wonder why the robber scratched the "B" backwards?

Like it was done in, say, a mirror?

Or does the Pittsburgh press routinely print all their photos in reverse?

Police: Campaign Worker Admits Making Up Story
Source: KDKA Police sources tell KDKA that a campaign worker has now confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter B in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker.

Well, that was fast...

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