The Iconic Phantom Black/Hispanic Perpetrator
In February, crime victims in San Antonio, Texas, and Terrebonne Parish, La., complained to police that they'd been assaulted by, respectively, a "Hispanic male" and an "unknown black man" — whom the victims admitted later didn't exist. San Antonio cops learned their victim had been accidentally shot by a friend mishandling his gun. Louisiana authorities found out that victim hadn't been abducted and raped (and had her baby stolen). Rather, she wanted to hide her miscarriage from family and friends and thought a phantom attack was more acceptable.