Posted on September 17, 2018

Woman, 19, Who Reported Hate Crime Is Charged for ‘Fabricating The Story’

Megan Sheets, Daily Mail, September 16, 2108

A New York woman has been arrested after police say she made up a story claiming to be the victim of a hate crime.

Adwoa Lewis gave detectives a written statement on Friday, in which she said she was driving home in Long Island September 2 when four teens confronted her.

She claimed they yelled ‘Trump 2016!’ before telling the black 19-year-old she ‘didn’t belong here’.

Lewis said the following morning she found her tires had been slashed and there was a note that read ‘Go home’ on her car, which was parked in front of her home in Baldwin.

After an ‘extensive investigation’, Nassau County police determined there hadn’t actually been any confrontation between Lewis and the teens.

She later admitted to having written the note herself.

Lewis has been charged with making a false punishable written statement and was released on an appearance ticket, police said Saturday.

She is expected to appear in court on September 24.