Police: UL Student Fabricated Story About Being Robbed By Suspects Wearing ‘Trump’ Hat [UPDATED]
Police are looking for suspects who they say beat a UL student and stole her wallet and head wrap.
UPDATE: Police say that the student claiming she was robbed by suspects wearing 'Trump' hat fabricated her story.
During the course of the investigation, the female complainant admitted that she fabricated the story about her physical attack as well as the removal of her hijab and wallet by two white males, according to police.
This incident is no longer under investigation by the Lafayette Police Department.
According to KATC, UL Police issued a statement to students and faculty about the incident that took place on Smith Street involving an 18-year-old middle eastern student.
the victim was walking down Smith Street when a gray four-door car stopped in front of her and two white males approached her. The victim told police the suspects hit her with a metal object, yelled obscenities at her and robbed her.
University police also revealed that the suspects were wearing sweatpants and one of them wore what was described as a white "Trump" hat. They were last seen driving toward Johnston Street.
Lafayette police is investigating and have released this statement,
On November 9, 2016 at approximately 11:05 am, Lafayette Police responded to the report of a robbery in the 100 block of Smith Street near the University of Louisiana Lafayette Campus. The victim is an 18 year old middle-eastern female, who told police two white males exited a grey sedan and struck her several times in the back while yelling racial obscenities. The victim says the suspects then took her hijab and wallet and fled the scene. The victim describes the suspects as white males, but has not given a definitive clothing description. There were no witnesses or video surveillance on the scene. Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are working with university police to investigate this reported incident.
If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Lafayette Police.