A Schuylkill County, PA, police officer who claimed she was attacked during a traffic stop in September made it all up, state police said.
The West Penn Township officer, 41, was charged Wednesday with making false alarms to agencies of public safety and false reports to law enforcement authorities, both misdemeanors, reports the Morning Call.
On Sep. 2, the officer called for backup and was found at the bottom of an embankment along the road with non-life-threatening injuries. She said she'd been attacked by a large man after stopping his vehicle, but state police said they found a number of inconsistencies in her story. No motive has been disclosed.
The officer denies the charges, reports WFMZ. She told The Associated Press that "the truth will come out."