Los Alamos police charged a Los Alamos woman overnight with making false claims and they have issued her a summons to appear in court.
Genevieve M. Salas, 20, told police that a tall Hispanic man in a dark hoodie jumped out of nowhere and threw her over his shoulder as she approached her car in the UNM-LA parking lot around 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Salas stated that the man told her to be quiet as he carried her over his shoulder to the Western Area Park near the north side of the tennis courts, dropped her on the ground, bound her hands and legs with black electrical tape and began to drag her into a darker area of the park, according to the police report.
She told police the man heard voices in the UNM-LA parking lot and fled the scene, leaving her lying on the ground.
Salas stated in the police report that she crawled to her cell phone and called a friend who called 911. Police arrived and located Salas on the ground under a tree with her hands and legs wrapped in electrical tape.
She told the officers that the man hit her arms and legs with a blunt object. Police called Los Alamos Fire Department medics to the scene to check her condition.
LAFD transported Salas to Los Alamos Medical Center and police launched a manhunt for the fellow in the dark hoodie.
Two police chaplains arrived at LAMC to offer emotional support to Salas. After a while, Salas asked to speak to a female officer alone and during this solo interview, admitted to fabricating the entire story.
It’s not yet known why Salas decided to make false claims to police.