Yasmin Seweid is the NY teen who tricked police after sustaining she had been the victim of a hate crime.
Seweid fabricated a non existing crime, telling NYPD that a group of white Donald Trump supporters harassed her on a subway for being Muslim.
Accoridng to news outlets, Seweid’s elaborate tale included drunk men who pulled off her hijab. She first shared her story on Facebook, though the her post is no longer available, some sites say she wrote, she:
“was harassed on the subway by drunken, hate-spewing white men shouting ‘Donald Trump!’”
Yasmin who claimed she had been harassed by three men on December 1, on the No. 6 train; claimed she was called a “terrorist” by three drunken young white men.
She also said that when she moved to the other end of the train, one of the men followed her and tried to pull off her hijab before she fled.
But investigators were unable to verify her story. She finally came clean to detectives saying it was all a big lie, earlier this week.
Police sources told the New York Daily News that Seweid made up the story because she didn’t want to get in trouble for breaking her curfew. She apparently had been having issues at home.
She has been arrested for making the story up. The 18-year-old was booked at the Hate Crimes Task Force on charges including filing a false police report and obstructing government administration.
Yasmin Seweid was born in Williamsburg, New York. Her father is Sayeed Seweid, she also has a brother named, Abdoul Seweid.
News sites say she is a business major at Baruch College in the Gramercy Park neighborhood. The Long Island college student stayed out late drinking with friends and chose to make up a lie instead of telling her parents where she had been.
How terrified can you be to make up a lie like that? Well, she was right to be afraid, Yasmin Seweid was scolded by her strict parents, who as punishment, shaved her head.
Apparently her parents were also upset because of her relationship with a Christian, the NY Daily News reports.