Police: NM woman tied herself, blamed Latino man

Posted at: 02/02/2013 11:31 AM
By: The Associated Press

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - A Los Alamos woman found by police near a tree with her feet and hands bound by electrical tape is facing charges after admitting it was all a hoax.

The Los Alamos Monitor reports that 20-year-old Genevieve Salas was charged this week with making a false police report.

The charges come after Salas was found Wednesday on the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos campus by a tree with her hands bound in front of her body.

Salas told police that a tall, Latino male grabbed her and tied her up while she was walking to her car.

But police say she later told a detective that she made the whole thing up. It was unclear of Salas had hired an attorney.

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