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This is a police drawing of the non-existent black woman whom Bethany Storro said threw acid in her face (via abagond). Abagond lists other famous examples of the “phantom black assailant” phenomenon:
1923: Fannie Taylor – covered up a violent love affair with a white man by saying that it was a black man who had beat her up. As the story spread, rape and robbery were soon added. Whites burned down the nearby black town of Rosewood, Florida. At least six blacks and two whites were killed.
1995: Susan Smith – said a black man took her car at gunpoint with her two little boys still in it and drove it into a lake. It turns out she was the one who drove the car into the lake to kill her sons.
2008: Joseph C. Vignola, Jr – said he was having sex with a call girl when a “light-skinned black man” burst into the hotel room and cut her throat. But it was Vignola who cut her throat, taking back his money and leaving her for dead.
2008: Ashley Todd – said she was robbed at gunpoint at a bank machine by “six-foot-four African American of medium build, dressed in dark clothes wearing shiny shoes”. When he saw the McCain sticker on her car he cut a B on her cheek and said, “You are going to be a Barack supporter.” Police noticed the B was backwards: she had done it to herself using a mirror.
2009: Bonnie Sweeten – hoping to disappear with money she took from her employer, called the police to tell them that she and her nine-year-old daughter had been forced into the trunk of a car by two black car thieves. The police found her and her daughter – at Disney World!
2010: Robert Ralston – himself a police officer, said a black man with “cornrows” and a “mark or tattoo under his left eye” put a gun to his head and wound up shooting him in the shoulder. After a huge manhunt the police found the shooter: Ralston himself!
2010: Bethany Storro – said that a black woman came up to her outside of a Starbucks and asked, “Hey pretty girl, want something to drink?” and then threw acid in her face. But it was Storro herself who put acid on her face.
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