NEW YORK — The Muslim student who made up a story about being attacked on a train by a group of Trump supporters agreed to a plea deal on Friday, the New York Daily News reports.
Nineteen-year-old Yasmin Seweid from New Hyde Park on Long Island admitted to allegations of falsely reporting an incident and disorderly conduct when alerting authorities about the fabricated story, and she says she will try to be better in the future.
In December of last year, Seweid claimed that a group of drunken Trump supporters ganged up on her and tried to snatch the Hijab off her head in an incident on Nov. 6. She later admitted to wasting police resources in an attempt to cover up a missed curfew.
On Wednesday, police said Seweid broke down and admitted to everything.
“Nothing happened, and there was no victim,” a police source said.
However, police are still disappointed it took her as long as it did to tell the truth.
Police sources say Seweid made up the story because she didn’t want to get in trouble for breaking her curfew after being out late drinking with friends.
“She had numerous opportunities to admit nothing happened and she kept sticking by her story,” a police source said.
Seweid can scrub the top charge against her by conceding to six months of counseling and three days of community service.
The prosecution delivered an apology letter Seweid had written.
“I was stupid,” the teen wrote. “I plan to continue to find ways to better myself.”
She’s due back in court in November to update the court on her progress.
Her strict, Muslim parents allegedly forced Seweid to shave her head over the incident and were upset that she was dating a Christian, sources said.
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