An 18-year-old Texas woman was arrested Wednesday after she falsely accused three Black men of rape two weeks ago, reports the Dallas News.
The woman, ID’d by police as Breana Harmon Talbott, riled up the town of Denison, Texas when she claimed she was abducted and sexually assaulted by two Black men while another held her down.
According to the outlet, on March 8 Talbott ran into a local church wearing only a t-shirt, bra and underwear, asking for help.
In a released statement, Denison Police Chief Jay Burch revealed that Talbott confessed to the hoax on Tuesday, leading to a Wednesday arrest. She also admitted to self-inflicted wounds.
“Breana Harmon Talbott’s hoax was also insulting to our community and especially offensive to the African-American community due to her description of the so-called suspects in her hoax. The anger and hurts caused from such a hoax are difficult and so unnecessary.”
The whole incident transpired after police responded to a call from Talbott’s fiance who reported her missing. After discovering her unmanned vehicle outside of her apartment building, along with her belongings, police located her at New Creation Church.
Talbott claimed she was approached by three men in ski masks who forced her into a black SUV, afterwards sexually assaulting her in the woods.
She was escorted to a local hospital where the medical staff were unable to corroborate her allegations after examining her.
Investigators were prompted to review Talbott’s chain of events and discovered she fabricated the story. Police say they wasted resources and placed other cases on the back burner to investigate Talbott’s story.
SOURCE: Dallas News