She made it up! Police reveal woman who claimed race attack set HERSELF on fire and scrawled KKK on her own car
A stunning race attack alleged by a 20-year-old Louisiana woman appears to be a fabrication as police revealed she set herself on fire.
Sharmeka Moffitt, who is black, claimed she was doused in lighter fluid and then severely burned by three men wearing white hooded sweatshirts while walking through a park on Sunday night. She also told police that the men wrote ‘KKK’ on her car.
However, police in Shreveport revealed on Tuesday that they found Ms Moffitt’s DNA on the can of lighter fluid used to burn her and her fingerprints on the cigarette lighter that was used to start the fire.
Investigators also believe she was the one who wrote ‘KKK’ on her car.
It is not known why she self-immolated or reported that her injuries were the work of apparent white supremacists, police said.
Ms Moffitt remains in critical condition at the hospital, with burns on 60 percent of her body.
Her family issued a statement apologizing for the turn of events.
‘Our family is devastated to learn the circumstances surrounding our daughter’s injuries. While this was not the resolution we had expected, it’s a resolution,’ they said.