SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A spokesman for the city police department says a woman admitted she lied about being thrown into a car and assaulted by two men during the night. Police say they will recommend to prosecutors next week that the woman be charged with filing a false police report.
The woman told police that she was grabbed when she stepped outside a house party to make a telephone call near the Missouri State University campus. The woman told police that it happened around 12:30 a.m. Friday in the 500 block of East Madison Street.
Police say the woman initially told them that two men grabbed her and put her in the back of a white car. She said one man drove around the area while another pointed a gun in her face. She also said the men used a piece of glass to cut her arm, then dropped her off on the same street. Police said she refused medical treatment.