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Pittsburgh ATM Mugging - Proof That It's a Hoax, Folks

Yesterday I reported on the exciting breaking news over on Wizbang that has blogger Kim Priestap wondering if black men will be attacking white women if Barack Obama does not win the election - psecifically the reports of a McCain volunteer who was mutilated in a mugging because she had a McCain bumper sticker on her car..

My post pointed out that the "B" that was supposedly carved into Ashley Todd's cheek by the mugger only looks correct if Todd is facing a mirror. The "B" is backwards-looking in the photo but it would appear correctly if Todd carved the "B" herself while looking into a mirror.


Wizbang Blue publisher Kevin Aylward subsequently posted on the subject, stating that this "mirror image" theory is incorrect, and suggests that you stand in front of a mirror and draw a "B" on your face as proof of his theory.

Well, there's an easier way to prove I'm right. Just print out this web page, including the photograph, and stand in front of a mirror holding the printout so that it is facing towards the mirror.


Now look into the mirror and you will see what Ashley Todd saw as she carved the "B" into her face.

And if you look closely you'll also notice how carefully the lines of the "B" meet. I find it impossible to believe that she sat perfectly still as the mugger, in a rage, was so careful about making the "B."

This isn't proof positive; it's still possible that the mugger had lots of time, wasn't worried about being caught, and although the reports are he was sitting on her chest he nonethless could have decided to carefully take the time to carve a backwards B on Ashley Todd's face.

And Sarah Palin has a bridge she'd like to sell ya!

In my opinion it is a hoax, folks, it's a hoax.

Update: Ashley Todd is changing her story...

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