Not sure about you, but I hate it when people waste the police department’s time. In New York City, that’s exactly what news reporter Heidi Jones did when she fabricated a rape story. Heidi Jones works as a weather anchor for New York’s WABC and told police that a man attacked her and attempted to rape her while jogging in Central Park back in September. Now, the truth has come out and it was all fake. But why????
Find out after the jump!
This week, Heidi Jones pretty much ended her career and any credibility she had when she was arrested and charged with filing a false report. Like majorly. She originally told police that a Hispanic man (of course!) grabbed her while she was running on September 24 and tried to rape her. But after an investigation, her story just didn’t pan out. Sources say there were major red flags. Via Gawker:
The first clue was that she waited until Nov. 24, two months later, to report the alleged attack, the sources said. At the time, the sources said, she told police that three days earlier, on Nov. 21, the same man somehow found her again and harassed her, saying, ‘I know you went to the police.’
Later, Heidi Jones came clean and admitted the story was not true and just a “plea for sympathy to counter some unknown setback that she was experiencing in her personal life,” reports The NY Post.
Heidi Jones seems to be quite the attention-seeker. I mean, why else would someone pursue a job that puts you on national television daily? Anyway, she has an entire website dedicated to running and her life in general. You can see that HERE. In her “About Me” section, it seems like the last line can be viewed a few different ways:
Heidi’s motto is, ‘if you knew you wouldn’t fail, what would you try?’
We all know her answer.
Ughhh. There are other ways to get attention, lady. Instead of acting like a role model in your community, you’ve taken the NYPD’s precious time away from real victims who need it. I hope you get the mental help you need in 2011!
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