Apparently Bethany Storro is in a hospital somewhere in Washington State getting treated for chemical burns. Stupidity can’t be cured by doctors, alas, so she’s still out of luck so far as that goes. An arrest warrant was issued for her on account of the story she initially told about how she got the acid bath and the resulting charity donations her family collected.
The charges relate to more than $28,000 donated to benefit Storro after she was burned. Storro’s parents have said all money raised for her will be returned.
In court papers, Storro is quoted as saying she was trying to kill herself, or at least get a new face, when she put caustic drain cleaner on her face Aug. 30. She admitted last week her injuries were self-inflicted.
Storro had claimed said she was splashed in the face with the liquid near the Esther Park area of downtown Vancouver.
“I thought there would be no evidence of me doing it to myself,” Storro told police, according to NBC affiliate KGW TV of Portland Ore. “And then you guys — I thought that you guys would give up on trying to find the person and it would be done,” court documents showed.
Yeah well. Kudos to a journalism/police investigative team intent on finding the truth then. That is what they are for.
Storro said she held the news conference then to draw attention to efforts to find the attacker, but also to talk about her faith.
“I’m here today because of Jesus Christ,” she said at the time, adding that the strength of her faith would allow her to move forward.
Talk about hypocrisy, eh? May as well just get shirts made that advertise Liars for Jesus. But everyone who should have to wear one would lie about the need to, I suppose. Is that irony?
At least her parents aren’t claiming God’s love is the way she’ll get better.
Nancy and Joseph Neuwelt said last week they didn’t know why their daughter lied.
“Our hope is the medical community can find the answer,” Nancy Neuwelt said at a Friday news conference outside their Vancouver home. “She’s obviously dealing with some deep internal psychological problems we had no knowledge of. She has a long road ahead of her, and we are going to walk it with her.”
Good luck with that. Hopefully the self-inflicted damage to her face can be corrected somewhat and that she’ll look better in time. The damage to her reputation, her parents’ reputation, and the hurt feelings of everyone who got duped by her tale.. well, fixing that will take some time, too.