Ashley Todd – A McCain campaign volunteer made up a story of being robbed, pinned to the ground and having the letter “B” scratched in her face was released from Jail on October 30,2008.
I made this costume based on her news story.
A volunteer for John McCain’s presidential campaign agreed Thursday to enter a probation program for first-time offenders for falsely reporting that a Barack Obama supporter robbed and assaulted her and scratched a “B” on her cheek.
Todd initially told investigators she was attempting to use a bank ATM on Oct. 22 when a 6-foot-4 black man approached her from behind, put a knife to her throat and demanded money. She told police she handed the assailant $60 and walked away.
Todd, who is white, told investigators she suspected the man then noticed a McCain sticker on her car. She said the man punched her in the back of the head, knocked her to the ground and scratched a backward letter “B” into her face with a dull knife.
The case generated national media attention when a picture showing Todd with a black eye and the red “B” on her cheek was posted online.
Initial reports of the mugging prompted calls of support from McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, and his running mate, Sarah Palin.
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