Manchester woman confesses she lied about attempted Goffstown abduction
Police will not release the name of the Manchester woman until an affidavit is signed by a judge and an arrest has been made, said Police Capt. Robert Browne.
The woman faces charges of making a false report of a crime, which carries either a misdemeanor level B, a fine of up to $1,200; or a level A charge of up to one year in jail and up to a $2,000 fine. Browne said the prosecutor will determine the offense, but the woman will most likely face a level B charge, "with no loss of liberty."
"We found inconsistencies with her statement and in statements she made to other folks that led us to question its validity," said Browne. "Detective Barber was relentless in making sure the public is kept safe. A case like this is not something that occurs in town."The woman initially reported that she was walking near Daniel Plummer Drive and Cote Avenue at about 7:10 p.m., when she was approached by a male driver who asked if she needed a ride. When she said no, he drove away but returned and tried to pull her into the car, she said. She gave a description of the man and said he was driving a sports car, dark in color with shiny rims.