There were about a dozen of them. African American men between the ages of 18-20. They were big and she was just a little lady. And they made off with (reports vary) about $200,000 in cash and jewelry. Six grand in cash, according to some news accounts. A brooch worth $100,000 and a bracelet worth $25,000.
She bravely gave interviews to the Chicago Tribune and ABC News.
She says she’s not going to live her life in fear.
Of course not. Because it never happened.
After reviewing surveillance video that showed the woman getting off a commuter train (minus jewelry) and video from the location (no incident captured on tape) and interviewing witnesses (who all didn’t see anything, for real this time), police concluded the “victim” lied.