Group's Robbery And Sexual Assault Reports Exposed As Hoax To Avoid Deportation

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht said the hoax is under investigation, but that ICE officials will not be involved.

SeaTac, WA – A report of a robbery and multiple sexual assaults at a SeaTac restaurant was all a lie concocted by illegal aliens who were attempting to avoid being deported, according to police.

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht said that deputies had been searching for two armed suspects who were allegedly driving a 2005 Ford F-150 pickup truck since the alleged attack occurred on Oct. 21, KIRO reported.

The supposed victims claimed that at least two masked Samoan men burst into Bob’s Burgers and Teriyaki on International Boulevard and tied eight people up, then robbed them and sexually assaulted two female patrons.

The suspects allegedly fled the scene after stealing the pickup from one of the supposed victims.

“It was all a lie,” Sheriff Johanknecht confirmed during a press conference on Monday, according to KIRO. "Our detectives believe the participants hoped to avoid deportation, applying for and receiving a federal U visa."

The visas are utilized for physically or mentally abused crime victims who are cooperating with law enforcement officers during a criminal investigation, she explained.

SeaTac Police Chief Jon Mattsen said that the lengthy investigation into the fake crime was a “tremendous waste of resources.”

The restaurant owner said she had no knowledge of the hoax plot, and that the plan was the brainchild of one of her employees, KIRO reported.

“Every employee present that evening, and every customer, participated in a deliberate hoax,” Sheriff Johanknecht said. “This hoax should be an affront to all of us, especially those real victims of violence and sexual assault that U visas were intended to protect.”

The sheriff noted that, by attempting to “pin” the false report on “two Samoan males,” the hoax was also “racially motivated.”

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and no one has been taken into custody in connection with the false report, KIRO reported.

Sheriff Johanknecht also made it very clear that the King County Sheriff’s Office will continue to handle the investigation without the involvement of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to KIRO.

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RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

Sad what some will do to stay in this country when there are so many people who talk shit about it and are disrespectful tothose who try and enforce law and order, I know that there are bad cops, you get to see the bad ones Frequently, as the media makes sure you do. But there are millions of law enforcement encounters every day with hundreds of thousands of law enforcement officers, as in any race, religion, or job profession , there will unfortunately be bad . Unfortunately for the most part it seems they get portrayed as bad, as people want to be respected as individuals , and judged on their own merits and not stereotyped , so should the law enforcement officers

tfort
tfort

She looks like “Pat” from SNL.

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

they're sorry and remorseful, what the hell, let them stay in your community. Don't forget to give them free everything at the expense of your citizens.

Fire0462
Fire0462

The left will defend them to the end...which is civil war.

floridacop
floridacop

why would mr or mrs whatever the heck it is say ice will not be involved. a false report to LEO is a local crime, however it has illegal immigrants involved. First you investigate local charges and they can investigation federal laws Stop trying to stur the pot you dumb ass

CivilianMark
CivilianMark

Were the Samoan men wearing MAGA hats too?