A few days ago, the tale of the horrific attack endured by Louisiana woman Sharmeka Moffitt sent shockwaves around the U.S. It was reported that 20-year-old Moffitt was doused in a flammable liquid and set alight by 3 men wearing white hoods. On the hood of her car the letters ‘KKK’ was written in a paste like substance along with another racial slur.
Moffitt’s suffering captured the nation’s attention as news of her attack quickly spread. A Facebook page entitled “Prayers for Sharmeka Moffitt” was shared numerous times and has nearly 50,000 likes.
The alleged attack happened as she was out walking in park in Winnsboro, La. She made a call to the police but before they had arrived she had managed to extinguish the flames with a spigot of water.
She is currently in critical condition at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport after suffering third degree burns to approximately 60% of her body.
Now the news has emerged that Moffitt might have actually defaced the car and set herself alight. Police investigating the case believe the woman may have fabricated the story about the 3 men in the white hoods attacking her because they discovered her fingerprints on a cigarette lighter and lighter fluid that was found in a wooded area near where the alleged attack took place.
The ‘KKK’ and racial slur on the hood of her car were written in toothpaste in which female DNA was discovered. Investigating Police Chief Lester Thomas said that regardless of what the investigation turns up – the event is tragic and a heavy burden.
Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb said:
“Although I think what she did was wrong and had major consequences not only for her, but throughout our community and our country, there’s something wrong here, and we need to help individuals like this. In the same way our community came to support her as a victim, I still hope the community will support her emotional and physical recovery.”
Source: Huffington Post