UPDATE AT END OF POST: Todd admits to making this all up.
A truly gruesome attack occurred in a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, suburb Wednesday evening, and given the political overtones, it's going to be very interesting to see how this disgusting incident gets reported by Obama-loving media.
A 20-year-old female McCain campaign volunteer was mugged at an ATM by an unknown assailant who got very angry when he noticed that her car had a McCain-Palin bumper sticker on it (photo courtesy Hot Air).
According to CBS4.com that's when things really got ugly (h/t NBer mattm, KDKA CBS TV News video report embedded below the fold):
Pittsburgh police are investigating after a volunteer for the Republican campaign says she was attacked by a mugger who became enraged after seeing a John McCain bumper sticker on her car last night.
According to police, the 20-year-old woman said she was robbed at an ATM at the corner of Liberty Avenue and Pearl Street in the Bloomfield area around 9pm Wednesday after leaving a Republican phone bank.
The woman told police that the suspect, described only as a dark-skinned African-American man about 6'4", stole $60 from her and became enraged after seeing a bumper sticker supporting Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain on her car.
The woman said the suspect punched and kicked her before knocking her the ground.
The McCain camp tells CBS station KDKA-TV that the victim is a 20-year-old Republican from Texas.
According to a campaign spokesperson, after seeing her bumper sticker supporting McCain, the suspect said, 'Oh you're with McCain, you're with the McCain campaign? I'm going to teach you a lesson.'"
After repeatedly hitting, kicking and threatening the woman, the McCain camp says the suspect carved a "B" in her cheek for "Barack" Obama.
Wow! Think you'll hear much about this in the coming days?
If your answer is "No," with respects to John Grisham, imagine for a moment the assailant was a white McCain supporter, and the victim a young, black, Obama campaign volunteer.
*****Update: Hot Air has the woman's photo.
*****Update 2: Additional video reports about this issue follow:
*****Update 3: Todd admits she made the whole thing up:
Police sources tell KDKA that a campaign worker has now confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter "B" in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker. [...]
This afternoon, a Pittsburgh police commander told KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin that Todd confessed to making up the story.
The commander added that Todd will face charges; but police have not commented on what those charges will be.