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.”