As BNI readers suspected…she made it all up…and now she’s under arrest. The Muslim college student who claimed she was harassed on the subway by three men who shouted “Donald Trump,” called her a “terrorist,” and tried to rip her headbag off her head, has finally admitted to NYPD detectives that she concocted the entire story.
Yasmin Seweid, 18, has been charged with filing a false report, a police source said. Seweid had numerous opportunities to admit the incident never happened but again and again stood by her story, the source said.
On Wednesday, after again being confronted with questions from detectives increasingly suspicious of her story she recanted and said she made it all up, citing family problems.
The police source said criminally charging her was appropriate. “This isn’t something we normally like to do but she had numerous opportunities to admit nothing happened and she kept sticking by her story,” the source said.
“We dedicated a lot of resources to this — and don’t get me wrong, this is what we do — but we had guys going back and forth, looking for video and witnesses. And we couldn’t find anything.
The Muslim liar also disappeared for a few days, forcing the NYPD to waste valuable time and resources looking for her.
She said straphangers stood by and did nothing while the trio mocked her and tried to tear the religious garb from her head. “It made me really sad after when I thought about it,” she said. “People were looking at me and looking at what was happening and no one said a thing. They just looked away.”
Police found there were inconsistencies in her story. For awhile, police believed those to be nothing more than typical of someone traumatized, but detectives could not find witnesses or any significant video.