Sheriff's Office: Woman Who Reported Stabbing Made It Up

The case has been sent to the Kendall County State's Attorney's Office for review.

A woman who said appears to have made the story up, according to a news release from the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office.

“After evaluating evidence which included witness statements, it has been determined that this event did not occur as it was reported,” the release said. “The victim stated that injuries she received as a result of the stabbing may have been received as she was using a paring knife in her kitchen.”

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Oswego Township home at about 11:30 a.m. May 23 for a report of a 57-year-old woman who had been stabbed.

The woman told deputies that a tall, black man in his late 30s with short hair and wearing a black T-shirt came to her door trying to sell her something, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The woman said the man stabbed her in the chest with a knife and pushed her down in the doorway of the home. The offender then left the scene on foot, she said.

The woman was rushed to Rush-Copley Medical Center by Oswego Fire Protection District personnel with non-life-threatening injuries and released the same day.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Craig French said the case is still open and has been sent to State’s Attorney Eric Weis’ office to determine if the woman will face charges. French said the State's Attorney's Office is reviewing the facts deputies gathered to determine the woman's intent.

However, the Sheriff's Office wants to calm some of the public fears the unfounded report caused.

“This generated a lot of scare," French said. "That’s a very scary thing: Someone coming up and stabbing you in your own home for no reason.”

BoomPa 135 May 31, 2011 at 11:57 PM
Lock her up. Jail or Mental institution. She is a menace to the community and herself.
dubsqueen June 01, 2011 at 02:07 AM
I'm not surprised. I'm glad they printed that this was fabricated and people don't have to worry that someone wandered on foot way out there in the country just to stab someone in the doorway and not take anything. It did not take a CSI expert to see there was quite a bit left to the imagination. There was no sketch readily available...which led us to believe they were not really looking for someone from the start. I hope she gets the mental help she needs, apparently she did not think over her consequences.
K. Lidder June 01, 2011 at 03:24 AM
Her story was suspicious from the beginning. And why did she need to make her "assailant" a black man? What purpose does that detail serve? I hope she faces charges and has to reimburse law enforcement for the resources that they wasted because of her lie. She should apologize to the community for frightening people unnecessarily.
Katy K June 01, 2011 at 01:14 PM
I take back all my comments supporting this women....sorry.
Sexiie June 03, 2011 at 04:11 PM
I agree with you K. Lidder. These types of stories are the reason some people are skeptical/scared when ever they see a "black" man in the vicinity. But to be honest if you watch jail shows on either msnbc or truTv most of the inmates there are predominantly white, usually for sexual offenses of children who were either family members and/or neighbors, serial killers and create the most heinous murders usually on a person who they are acquainted with in some capacity but no one makes a false statement accusing a "white" man of the crime.


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