Woman Fakes Carjacking to Hide Video Poker Game
A 32 year old woman, who didn’t want her boyfriend to know that she was playing video poker, told the police that she had been the victim of a carjacking and attempted sexual assault.
The woman, Dora Tovar from Beaverton, will face the charge of filing a false police report.
Tovar told police that a man had walked in front of her stopped car and then climbed in before threatening her with a knife and ordering her to start driving.
Tovar claimed that the man then tried to rape her before she was able to grab the car’s keys and run away.
After she reported it to police they responded and searched the area with a K-9. As the investigation continued, detectives discovered that Tovar was not where she claimed to be at the time of the incident.
Video evidence soon emerged that rather than driving her car, she was in fact playing video poker during the time she said she was being held.
Tovar later admitted that she had filed the fake report in order to hide the fact she was gambling from her boyfriend.
Unsurprisingly the Beaverton police were not pleased and said that she’d wasted valuable resources and caused unnecessary worry in the community.