Woman who claimed she was robbed, shoved in trunk arrested for false police report
A woman who told North Charleston police a man shoved her in the trunk of her car Sunday and robbed her at an ATM now says she made the whole story up.
Police charged Natassja Ross, 27, with filing a false police report and breach of trust over $2,000, spokesman Spencer Pryor said.
The Mount Pleasant woman walked into a Carrabbas restaurant on Northwoods Boulevard about 9:40 p.m. and told employees that she was robbed at the Wells Fargo ATM across the street, a North Charleston police report said.
Ross told police a man walked up behind her while she rummaged through her trunk and shoved her into it, the report said.
The woman described the suspect as a white man with facial hair around his mouth who wore a black shirt and black pants with a blue ball cap, according to the report.
Ross said the man grabbed her “Motherhood Maternity” bag, which contained 10 bank deposit bags worth $2,000, and ran away, the report said.
Ross confessed to making up the story, Pryor said.
A bond hearing is scheduled for today.
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