FROM STAFF REPORTS
A woman who said she fought off a would-be kidnapper outside a Wimberley store earlier this month has admitted to fabricating the story, a Hays County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said today.
Kristi Ruttley White, 37, is charged with making a false report to a peace officer officer, a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. She was arrested at about 12:17 p.m. today and released later this afternoon after making $1,500 bail, jail records state.
On the evening of March 4, White said she was accosted by a large white man in a red Ford Ranger pickup truck outside the Dollar General, 610 FM 2325. She said the man attempted to drag her into the truck but that she was able to break free, drive home and call authorities, sheriff’s deputy Stephen Traeger said.
Video surveillance, however, shows her exit the store, return to her vehicle and leave the premises without incident, Traeger said. Shown the video by investigators, White “confessed that the incident she reported did not occur,” Traeger said.Email | Print