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NY Muslim Woman Lied About Trump-Themed Hate Crime

New York Daily News

By    |   Wednesday, 14 December 2016 06:01 PM

An 18-year-old Muslim woman admitted Wednesday to making up a story about three drunk men shouting "Donald Trump" at her and trying to pull off her hijab.

Yasmin Seweid was charged with filing a false police report stemming from the fictitious incident she said happened Dec. 1, the New York Daily News reported.

Seweid, a student at Baruch College, initially told police she was waiting for a subway in New York City when three drunk men approached her on the platform and mocked her. She claimed they later attempted to rip her hijab off her head, but she was able to get away.

Police investigated the incident and found inconsistencies in the women's story and also could not find any witnesses or video backing up her claims. She eventually told authorities the story was a figment of her imagination.

"We dedicated a lot of resources to this — and don't get me wrong, this is what we do — but we had guys going back and forth, looking for video and witnesses," a police source told the Daily News. "And we couldn't find anything.

"Nothing happened — and there was no victim."

Seweid apparently was reported missing last Thursday but came home the next day, according to the Daily News.

Seweid gave a detailed description of what she said happened to CBS New York nearly two weeks ago, saying the men called her a "terrorist."

"They kept saying, 'you don't belong here, get out of this country, go back to your country,' and finally they came really close and they were like, 'take that rag off your head,'" the woman told CBS.

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