Bethany Storro, the woman who claimed she was the victim of an acid attack, admitted that she inflicted the attack on herself.
Although she is suffering from severe burns, Storro is said to be "very remorseful."
Vancouver police chief Clifford Cook said:
"During the course of the investigation, several discrepancies began to emerge regarding the alleged attack. During the interview, Ms. Storro admitted the injuries were self-inflicted."
Wowsa! Her media appearances, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, have been canceled. Detectives are looking to return money to anyone who has donated to Storro.
"It's been hundreds of hours," said police Commander Marla Schuman. "It [the investigation] really took a toll on the department and the resources that we have. "She [Storro] is extremely upset. In many ways, this got bigger than she expected."
The decision whether Storro will be charged with filing a false police report is pending.
[Image via The Columbian]
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