Texas woman’s claim she was ‘jumped by 3 African American men’ exposed as a hoax

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.

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.

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Photo credit: The Daily Dot

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:

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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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    Diana Phoenix

    June 22, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    Hmm, another ‘only at Walmart’ story’ and blaming it on ‘African Americans’…both, very original! I hope she gets the help she needs,

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    Robyn Dorn Schwartz

    June 22, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Looks like they messed up her manicure, too!

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    June 22, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    A white Tawana Brawley. Crazy.

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    June 22, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    She’s still full of bull. I worked in healthcare for over 30 years. NO ONE gets bruised around the eyes that look like charcoal rubbed around them. Totally fake and hurry and get her that help she so desperately needs.

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    Troy J. Addison Sr.

    June 23, 2015 at 2:45 am

    “They said I had to gooo to reeehab but I said noooo, nooo, no!” Please get help somewhere!

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    George Black

    June 24, 2015 at 4:40 am


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    June 24, 2015 at 8:32 am

    The fact that she thought that’s what black-eyes look like – and that, despite the signs everywhere, she’s apparently unaware that Walmart parking lots have more security cameras than a prison yard – probably demonstrates she has an IQ well below average. And I’d bet mid-functioning Asperger’s or schizophrenia too.

    My son has significant ADHD-combination, and when he was around 9 we got into a major argument about whether he had more self-control on his meds or not. So one night, when he didn’t take his pills, I spent a few hours recorded him with a video camera I’d borrowed from a family member. After watching that tape, he never really tried to pull that argument on me again.

    Perhaps, when she has a little perspective, looking back on this incident will remind her she needs to accept help when it’s offered.

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    June 24, 2015 at 8:34 am


    Oh, sorry, I thought we were just randomly blurting out irrelevant and childish words that have zero relevance to the topic.

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