Nearly three weeks after Bethany Storro told police in Portland, Oregon that a black woman had thrown a cup of acid in her face outside a Starbucks, police are saying she has admitted to throwing it on herself. During a police investigation, “several discrepancies began to emerge regarding the alleged attack,” police chief Clifford Cook told CBC. In a news conference on Sept. 2, surrounded by her parents and with her face wrapped in bandages, Storro told of being attacked and drew sympathy worldwide, with a fundraiser planned and donation sites established. But police began to wonder why burn patterns didn’t match her account, and why she’d been wearing sunglasses (which she said was a coincidence that saved her vision) after 7:00pm on the day of the attack.
Friday, September 17, 2010