USC Student Accused of Making Up Kidnap Attempt

6:36 PM, Sep 24, 2013   |    comments
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Rachel Mosser (Image: Richland County Detention Center)

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia police have filed charges against a USC student they say lied about someone trying to kidnap her.

Rachel Mosser, 18, is charged with filing a false police report and false swearing.

Tuesday morning, Mosser told USC police that a man tried to take her while she was walking on Pickens Street on the USC campus. Police say later, officers determined that the story wasn't true.

"The suspect tied up valuable law enforcement resources, time and energy in trying to locate the so-called suspect," Interim Columbia Police Chief Ruben Santiago said in a statement. "This case should be a clear example of how lying to police will get you in trouble every time. The suspect is now headed to jail, facing felony charges for making up a crime."

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