The attack on a McCain supporter

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A few days ago, Ashley Todd claimed to have been robbed of $60 at a Pittsburgh, PA ATM and then beaten and a "B" scratched onto her face with a knife when the assailant saw a McCain/Palin sticker on her car. A number of things didn't add up so I didn't make mention of it. Good call -- she is busted and has done this sort of stuff before. From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
McCain volunteer admits to hoax
'B' on her cheek, black eye were likely self-inflicted

Almost from the start, Pittsburgh police were skeptical about a young woman's claim that she had been mugged and a "B" carved into her cheek by an attacker who was provoked by the sight of a John McCain bumper sticker on her car.

Yesterday, their doubts were confirmed when 20-year-old Ashley Todd, a McCain volunteer from College Station, Texas, admitted that she made the whole thing up.

There was no black man with a knife, no robbery, no physical assault.
And it seems that she has a bit of a history doing this:
In March, Ms. Todd was asked to leave a grass-roots group of Ron Paul supporters in Brazos County, Texas, group leader Dustan Costine said. He said Ms. Todd posed as a supporter of former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and called the local Republican committee seeking information about its campaign strategies.

"She would call the opposing campaign and pretend she was on their campaign to get information," Mr. Costine said last night. "We had to remove her because of the tactics she displayed. After that we had nothing to do with her."

About a month earlier, he said, Ms. Todd sent an e-mail to the Ron Paul group saying her tires were slashed and that campaign paraphernalia had been stolen from her car because she supported Mr. Paul.

"She's the type of person who wants to be recognized," Mr. Costine said.
The word Mr. Costine is searching for is "attention whore" Hat tip to Charles at LGF for the link.

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