Police: Farmington woman has recanted her kidnapping story
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Farmington woman who filed a false kidnapping report will not be facing charges. The woman told police on Aug. 1 that two husky men pulled her off a sidewalk into a van that had blackened windows and no license plate. She said it occurred in front of a busy car wash and was able to fight off the alleged attackers. Farmington Police Chief Steve Hebbe announced Saturday that the woman has recanted her story and asked the public to exercise compassion for her, saying she is in crisis and seeking help. Hebbe says about 200 hours went into the police department's investigation and he praised detectives for finding the truth.