Bethany Storro, 28 is by all standards a very attractive woman. She is also the woman who claimed that a stranger threw acid in her face, maiming her permanently. Yesterday, Storro told police in Vancouver that she made the story up and instead, splashed the acid on herself.
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Obviously, most people are curious as to why someone would commit such an act against themselves. While hurting one’s self is nothing new, the severity of an acid attack and the permanent scarring are what perhaps have so many people puzzled.
According to a report by CBS, Dr. Samuelle Klein-Von Reiche who practices psychology in Manhattan, said the following:
“One theory is that it could be for the same reasons that some people cut themselves – to take charge of negative emotions, to feeling something more than numbness, to grant release from psychic pain.”
Additionally, Dr. Klein-Von Reiche said that it’s possible that Storro sees herself “as a victim and is reenacting some physical or psychological trauma.”
And finally, Klein-Von Reiche said there’s always the scenario in which Bethany Storro is simply a narcissist who got immense attention for this, something that a narcissist wants.
At a news conference in Vancouver, Commander Marla Shuman of the Police Department, stated that the case was now closed. Not only did they spend an enormous amount of money on the case, hundreds of hours were exacted in trying to find the perpetrator that Storro made up.
Charges could be filed against Storro, according to Shuman.
“I think it’s obvious to everybody here that she’s in a fragile mental state. I think prosecutors will take that into account.”
Sources: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-20016813-10391704.html, http://abcnews.go.com/US/acid-attack-victim-bethany-storro-tells-police-faked/story?id=11658631