Days after the Charleston massacre, a Texas woman posted photos of herself on Facebook claiming that she had been “jumped by 3 African Americans” at a local Walmart.
In the photos, Ashley Casey Martin appeared to have two black eyes along with blood around her nose and lip. But her pathetically bad make-up exposed the whole thing as a hoax, resulting in her being called out on social media.
In the now-deleted Facebook post, Martin writes, “Just got jumped by 3 African Americans ourside of the as Walmart they are in a white ford 150 extended cab. Arkansas tags. They hit me inside Walmart and were cussing. I was very polite and asked them to lower their voices and the cuss words in front of my 3 year old daughter and this is the outcome. What has the world come to…”
After people started calling Martin out for her false story, the Texarkana Police Department posted — and then deleted — a statement saying they “believe the post to be fake” and “the injuries… are highly questionable.”
When asked why the statement had been removed, police told The Daily Dot, “We were informed that she is emotionally disturbed and that they are attempting to get her the assistance that she needs. We have removed the post to avoid contributing to her difficult struggle.”
Doubling down on her story, Martin posted a second photo to her Instagram account, which she has since deleted:
In the caption of the now-deleted photo, Martin defended her story:
“Here is your police report. Sorry I got jumped by three African American young men. I have 2 black eyes and nose still is bleeding, and somehow I am in the wrong. Enough for people to say it was makeup, how embarassing and very rude quite frankly. I don’t want you pitty (sic) attention anything. I’m just warning there are dangerous people in Texarkana be careful. They did this to me for no reason in front of my 3 year old. At Texas side Walmart.”
As of this Monday morning, all social media accounts related to Martin have been removed.
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