September 20th, 2010
08:16 PM ET

Woman in acid-attack hoax charged with theft

Prosecutors have charged Bethany Storro, who admitted throwing a corrosive liquid on her own face, with three counts of theft from people or companies acting as good Samaritans, Clark County, Washington, officials said Monday.

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  1. makgroom

    Good!

    September 20, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Amado

    Maybe she did get acid thrown in her face, but she is taking the blame because that's what Jesus tells her is superior. She still has to help the police catch the criminal so it doesn't happen to anyone else.

    September 20, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary

      Maybe aliens came down and threw the acid in her face. That's why she retracted what she said. She's afraid no one will believe her. It was a black alien apparently.

      September 20, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      So can you explain why she was wearing sunglasses at night?

      September 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary

      Tom, don't discount the impact of Corey Hart on our culture.

      September 20, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • lorne

      amado. look up occam's web. that applies here.
      what the hell does jesus have to do with this??

      September 20, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • KJ

      Ummm, whatever, Amado. Maybe you can undergo psychoanalysis with her.

      September 20, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • szaitz

      wow! you are a true genius! did jesus tell you it was superior to post something totally nonsensical on this thread? has jesus offered you any kool-aid lately? i advise you not to drink it.

      September 20, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tom

    She should also be charged with filing a false police report and also a hate crime for falsely accusing an imaginary black women. I know people are going to say how is accusing a woman who doesnt exist a hate crime so I will eplain my point of view. This woman is not the first person to file a false police report and accuse someone even a made up someone of a crime they didnt commit. From time to time this has led to an arrest and conviction of an innocent person whonever even met their accuser. Acid girl singled out black women by accusing a black woman, Its very possable that had her story not fallen apart that a black woman could have been arrest and convicted for a crime she didnt commit, that by defenition is a hate crime.
    Now a word abaout hate crimes, the term shouldnt even exist, all crimes are hate crimes the punishment for any crime should be same depite the color of the vistims skin. However the punishment for most crimes in my oppinion is to leanient so im am not against using hate crime laws when they apply.

    September 20, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maxx

      THANK YOU Tom, well said!!!!!

      September 20, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • YoungSinatra

      And a real black women was the victim of a a copycat in Arizona that REALLY threw acid in her face because of this. Thats whats really sad.

      September 20, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • KJ

      @YoungSinatra, really? That's heinous!

      September 20, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sparky

    She's gotta be a Republican

    September 20, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnDorian

      Hah! How did politics enter into this discussion?

      As a registered Republican, I get to vote for the smartest of the stupidest people this country has to offer during primaries (John McCain never made it to Florida the first go 'round in 2000–and I'll admit that he's not stupid by any means). During the actual vote, I have to resort to voting for Democrats, because they seem to be the only ones that possess an intellect and original thought.

      Has the Republican party always been this stupid, or has it only been since "dubya" was elected? (Twice, I might add...stupid people of America!!!) Did the terrorists introduce lead into the drinking water? If so, they won!

      King Bill Clinton! (Not necessarily an Obama fan, but Biden was a much better choice than that idiot Palin. What a freakin' mistake and train wreck she is!)

      Did someone say something about acid? I think I'm trippin'.

      September 20, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. B-Dog

    This chick needs to be locked away in a padded room for a long long time.

    September 20, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. PARROT

    SHE SHOULD DONATE ALL THAT MONEY TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY....!!!

    September 20, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary

      I doubt she's going to get the money.

      September 20, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Noreally

      Yes, because there's a foundation for the "black community". That's like saying, donate it to the "get-Lindsay Lohan-out-of-rehab" community. Trendy, but a waste.

      September 20, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. terri

    What happened to the other girl that had acid in her face. Said it might be a copy cat crime . No talk about her lately

    September 20, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jason L.

    I love America, and I don't want to live anywhere else, but daily I am embarrassed of my generation of Americans, out of control with a gluttonous thirst for attention, not to mention, full of stupidity. And we are suppose to be a model for the world,, no wonder the world hates us, another day, another embarrassment (Displayed like a billboard to the world, media you should love your country too, and protect it, and not just report the STUPID in this country, report meaningful things at the very least.) I can only observe in disgust but I'm proud I have morals and sense..

    September 20, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lovealloryoureanidiot

      It's always been this way. Though now, when something, as you say, "embarrassing" happens, all of us have access to the news more readily. The media and our friends who comb it give us these stories of life. It happens in every country.
      It's not embarrassing, its tragic from all angles.

      September 20, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. kim

    Just crazy this women needs 2 be out of society she has a mental problem and what motivated her 2 do such damage 2 herself an 2 lie an blame a person that didnot exist just insane! It clear she has a very sick mind she needs help if being locked up provide then she should prosecuted she crazy!

    September 20, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bruce

    what does she harbour against afro-americans? Her hatred/racism is the sickness that should be dealt with first.

    September 20, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. tara

    How does everone not know she was reaching.Out for attetion sound's crazy.But it happen's alot.The story was alway's sounding fishy to me.But you never want to beileve somethan horrible.Like this this world is crazy never.Seem's ever to stop amazing me ever.To this young lady god bless you please find god and you're self.GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU'RE FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 20, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ncole

    stupid lady

    September 20, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jay

    She should definitely pay all that back. And now she owes us for having to look at her.

    September 20, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. rusty

    When are they gonna charge Tawana Brawley?

    September 20, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Adam V

    She's clearly starving for attention. This is a severely damaged person in a terrible mental state. It is unbelievable that one would so something so drastic and then claim Jesus and God saved her and is watching over her. I hope that she gets the mental help she needs...

    September 20, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
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