According to the Smoking Gun, a 30-year-old woman named Brittany Sorey was arrested on May 17 by the Largo Police Department, for falsely reporting a crime, reports Newsweek.
The arrest affidavit notes that Sorey reported a Hispanic male that broke into her apartment and “battered her and vaginally penetrated her with a broken broom handle and a box cutter."
After filing the report, Sorey and her husband moved out of the apartment so that a friend could move in. The friend called Sorey to tell her that a neighbor had arrived to "confront her and her husband over money issues.”
Sorey claimed that the male at the door sounded like the man who had sexually assaulted her.
Soon after, the friend left the apartment to take a photograph of the man and provide it to police. However, according to the affidavit, "[t]he male attacked the friend.”
“Ultimately, the friend killed the neighbor in self-defense during the confrontation."
After hearing about the death of her neighbor, Sorey admitted to police that she had fabricated the story and that she had not been assaulted.
Sorey was issued a $150 bond and released shortly after she was taken into custody.