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(Hürriyet Newspaper, 19 February 2017)
Şule hanım with Dad at police station, before coming clean.
In Konya, on Valentine's Day - 14 February, Şule G. (21) reported
to police that she had been mugged by two people and her handbag
The 'incident' supposedly occured in Selçuklu district. According
to Şule hanım's statement to the police, as she was heading home along
Şeyh Şamil Mahallesi Eminönü Avenue two individuals beat her and
stole her pocket book, containing 10 TL and her ID card.
Police reviewed surveillance video from the scene but found no reflection
of such a mugging. Confronted with this lack of evidence, Şule hanım
admitted that she had bought a Valentine's Day present for her boyfriend
and walking toward her home she encountered her father. In a panic, she
threw both the boyfriend's gift and her pocket book into a dumpster.
Police determined that sanitation workers had already harvested the
dumpster by the time Şule hanım came clean, leaving her bereft of both
the present and her handbag. A case has been filed against Şule hanım
for making up a crime.