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Police: Woman made up story about alleged kidnapping on USC campus

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Rachel Mosser (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Rachel Mosser (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

The woman who told University of South Carolina Police she was almost kidnapped by a black male near the 600 block of Pickens Street made up her claims, according to Columbia Police.

CPD arrested 18-year-old Rachel Mosser and charged her with filing a false police report and false swearing.

Mosser originally said a black man in his 30's grabbed her arm from behind and instructed her to come with him around 10:30 a.m.

"After further investigation by law enforcement, it has been determined that there was no attempted kidnapping," said a statement posted to USC's Crime Alert page.

After the report, University of South Carolina police and Columbia police searched the area, but did not locate a suspect.

Mosser was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

"The suspect tied up valuable law enforcement resources, time and energy in trying to locate the so-called suspect," said Columbia Interim Police Chief Ruben Santiago. "This case should be a clear example of how lying to police will get you in trouble every time. The suspect is now headed to jail, facing felony charges for making up a crime."

The case is being investigated by the Columbia Police Department.

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