People are sick, we know, but who would subject themselves to self-inflicted acid burns and then go on national television to talk about the ordeal? Bethany Storro–that’s who! Her previous account on August 30, where she claimed a woman threw acid on her face outside a Vancouver, Washington, Starbucks, turned out to be false and has us all asking the question: WHY?
Bethany Storro, 28, was so believable when she spoke about her attack from the hospital covered in gauze. She gave a description of the woman who did this to her (black, in her 20s, medium build) and no one doubted her for a second. But when investigators questioned Storro after noting inconsistencies in her story, the truth started to come out. Storro was scheduled to be on the Oprah show but the network has canceled the appearance.
Chief Clifford Cook of the Vancouver Police Department confirms the acid attack hoax, “Miss Storro admitted that her injuries were self-inflicted. The attack itself did not occur as she had previously reported.”
Regarding her motives, only Storro knows for sure. She says she went ahead with the press conference to talk about her religion. “I’m here today because of Jesus Christ,” she said and was sure that the strength of her faith would allow her to get past this.
What does your faith say about lying, Bethany?
The only good thing here is that we can rest easy knowing there isn’t some crazed medium-build black woman in her 20s going around throwing acid on people’s faces. Whew!