MARIN CO. (CBS SF/BCN) — The Marin County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday that a report of a man grabbing a 15-year-old girl while she was jogging in the Lucas Valley area last week was fabricated.
The girl said she was jogging along a path around 6 p.m. on Feb. 1 near Mt. Rainier Drive when a suspect came out from behind foliage and grabbed her face, then she punched him and was able to run away, sheriff’s officials said.READ MORE: Lake County Luxury Hotel, Housing Project Raises Concerns Over Wildfire Risk
The sheriff’s office said detectives interviewed the girl multiple times, talked to residents and used a sketch artist, and eventually found video evidence that led them to believe that the attack did not occur.READ MORE: Theft Leaves San Jose Couple Bereft: 'We’re Heartbroken, All Our Precious Things Are Gone'
When investigators presented the evidence to the girl, she admitted to fabricating the report.
No other information about the case was immediately available.MORE NEWS: Indoor Restaurant Dining Resumes, Movie Theaters Reopen in SF and Santa Clara Counties
© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.