LSU Police: Victim in attempted abduction admits to fabricating story

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - According to LSU Police, the victim who notified LSU Police that someone tried to abduct her on the LSU Campus last night has admitted to Investigators that she made up the story and the incident did not happen.

LSU Police say 22-year-old Leila Marlene Wolfe, of Denham Springs, LA was arrested for criminal mischief. Wolfe was issued a misdemeanor summons and released.

Surveillance video is what tipped off police that something wasn't right about Wolfe's report

According to police cameras showed nothing out of the ordinary. LSU Police Cpt. Cory Lalonde said besides video tape that showed nothing, details given by the student also began to unravel.

"Further inconsistencies and contradictions in her story, eventually lead her to admitting that she had made the entire incident up," said LaLonde.

Students at the Alex Box Stadium were also astonished it was all made up.

"I think it's kind of a lame thing to do, because it freaks everybody out. I get the emergency text saying somebody was abducted I was like I got to get off campus," said one student.

"It hits real close to home, because I was just walking and talking by myself and it just freaks you out," said another.

On February 20, 2014 just before 7:30 p.m., Wolfe arrived at LSU Police and reported that she had been the victim of an attempted abduction on the LSU Campus in the parking lot south of Nicholson Extension.

Police say she advised officers that the suspect had approached her and grabbed her by the arm. She told police she was able to break away and run from the area. She provided a detailed description of the suspect and suspect vehicle.

The LSU Community was notified of the incident by a text message sent through the LSU Emergency Text Messaging system.

Through the investigation many of the events Wolfe provided to investigators were unable to be corroborated. Upon further speaking with Wolfe on February 21, 2014 in an effort to clarify events, investigators uncovered additional inconsistencies in information she provided. During this time Wolfe eventually admitted to investigators that she had made up the incident and it had not occurred.

LaLonde said this incident is something everyone can learn from.

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