The horrible acid attack story just took a bizarre turn.
The first victim has confessed to pouring acid on her own body.
Washington State resident Bethany Storro allegedly rubbed it on her face and then claimed an African American lady attacked her on the local university campus.
According to police, Storro claimed the attacker said, ” Here pretty girl, have a drink of this.”
Her story was riddled with holes and police immediately saw problems with it but still released the incident to the press and the story went viral .
And that is where a terrible story becomes a really bad event. Because Bethany did this, because the police released it, another sick individual got a devious plan for a copycat attack on some innocent woman.
Derri Valarde, a very beautiful 42 year old Mesa Arizona resident was attacked in a similar incident by a woman.
Valarde was hospitalized with severe burns to her neck,arm and face. Fortunately, Valarde ‘s burns are healing nicely and she is off her pain medication now, but think about the ramifications that one sick person was inspired by another sick girl’s story?
How unnecessary this whole episode was and how devastating for everyone involved.
The attacker of Valarde is still out there and Mesa police believe this is a very real event.
The second victim had felt empathy for the first and had planned to contact Storro, but not anymore.
Valerde was sickened by the announcement that Storro invented her own self mutilation event.
And now Valerde will forever bear the scars of Storro’s mental illness.
And I think we should all feel a little depressed that this episode reflects terrible fantasies in our society.
Storro according to psychologists interviewed for the Today show most likely craved attention and was crying out for someone to notice her.
The picture of 28 year old Bethany Storro before the burns was of a lovely very attractive young woman who on the surface looks so very well adjusted. There is no look of unhappiness in her eyes, no vacant insane gaze.
So how would anyone know her desperation? Her family is said to be devastated.
Storro faces a range of charges from criminal reporting of a false crime, and fraud for the money collected
on her behalf after the non existent attack.
The girl who started this fiasco is in a “delicate mental state” according to police. She has been crying nonstop and confessed to the crime after police searched her house and found no acid but other things which made them very suspicious of her account.
Storros will most likely get the help she needs but what about the mental and physical anguish of Valerde and the abuse of our criminal system by copycat sickos?
Is there some way to restore sanity to a self obsessed society?
Without the celluloid antics of the Kardasian sisters would Storro have felt more self respect, and perhaps not committed this crime against herself?
What caused her to do it and what did she expect to follow?
Storro claims she never wanted or expected all the attention she got. Perhaps she just wanted a boyfriend to return to her? Many times woman hurt themselves or their children to gain a lover’s remorse and sympathy.
Did she expect a TV show or money? Often victims do profit from enormous financial gain from the fallout of a crime. Storros was scheduled to appear on Oprah before her scheme came to light.
Perhaps it the police has sat on the crime a little longer, her duplicity would have come to light.
But unfortunately, if there was a serial acid attacker, than the police would have been blamed for not speaking about it.
However, in the end, there is little you can do to protect yourself from a crime such as this , and my heart goes out to the real victim Derri Valarde and our national conscience which has been further damaged by lies and illusions.
Bethany Storro’s accusations not only hurt her, another woman, but also made us stop trusting each other and girls paused to look at other people as they passed their car with a glass of liquid in hand. In Arizona, pretty woman still need to look out for the one sick person still out there.
If that happened, our trust has also become a casualty of two stupid senseless crimes and one criminal is still out there unapprehended. Bethany Storro damaged not only herself, but public confidence that the world is anywhere near a sane safe place to live.