On encouraging our students to use their imaginations

Remember that story a few days ago about the 24 year old EMU student who bravely fought off the would be kidnapper that was waiting for her, in the back seat of her car, after class? Well, according to campus police, it never happened. The whole thing, it seems, was fiction.

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  1. Dirtgrain
    Posted October 9, 2009 at 5:48 am | Permalink

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  2. Kim
    Posted October 9, 2009 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    I heard that there was a similar case in Ann Arbor recently with a UM student claiming to have been assaulted, and later recanting. Did this kind of stuff always happen, or did kids start becoming more brazen?

  3. King
    Posted October 9, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    The fine for filing a false police report is $2,000 and as much as 4 years in jail.

  4. Ted
    Posted October 9, 2009 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    So, who believes it?


    Date of Incident: Oct. 9. 2009, about 5:20 a.m.

    Location: 700 block of Arbor Street near Packard and State streets (off campus)

    Offense: Home Invasion

    Summary: As reported to the Ann Arbor Police, an unknown man entered a student’s apartment, brandished a shot gun and demanded money. He took cash and a Blackberry, and fled on foot. No one was injured.

    Suspect: Black male, 6 feet 2 inches, thin build, wearing a black hoodie, black ski mask and black sweatpants.

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