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Sometimes you have to wonder what makes people do the things they do

I just saw on CNN that the young lady who had acid thrown on her by a stranger admitted that she made up the entire story.

You have to wonder then, how did she get her face destroyed by acid?  Was it self-inflicted?  Why would she lie and even give a description of the African American woman who supposedly had attacked her?  So many unanswered questions now remain.

It's a bit frightening just how psychologically disturbed some people must be. This lie has given her national recognition (I saw her on the Today show) and cost the local police department thousands of dollars.  Not to mention, the fear that was struck in the hearts of many when thinking about a possible random attacker on the loose. 

We are constantly hearing these kinds of stories and the psychologist in me can't help but be fascinated by what makes these people tick.





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Comment balloon 15 commentsDr. Stacey-Ann Baugh • September 16 2010 10:34PM


I to come from the same background as a psychology assistant and I am sure it was a cry out for attention .. it sounds borderline like.

Posted by Stanley Stepak, Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake, (Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH) about 8 years ago

Wow! I saw the original story, how can someone do that to themselves?!

Posted by Melissa McKinney, Realtor, (McKinney Realty Group) about 8 years ago

That reminds me of the Temptations song. "The way you do the things you do." :o]

Posted by Larry Bergstrom, CNE, CRS, GRI (Crescent Realty, Inc. Spanaway, WA. ) about 8 years ago

That reminds me of the Temptations song. "The way you do the things you do." :o]

Posted by Larry Bergstrom, CNE, CRS, GRI (Crescent Realty, Inc. Spanaway, WA. ) about 8 years ago

You do have to wonder what some people are thinking sometimes.  Chances are, they aren't.

Posted by Rodney Mason, FHA 203(k) & HomeStyle Renovation-AL,FL,GA, SC, TN (On Q Financial) about 8 years ago

Wow! I watch the news a few times per day and haven't even heard about this. Very sad when someone needs that kind of attention.

Posted by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" (Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY) about 8 years ago

Unfortunately, people have learned that even bad press gets you money and fame.  Look at the whole "Balloon Boy" incident earlier this year in Colorado.

Posted by Renato Lunnon, Denver Real Estate - 303-506-0281 (Signature Realty, Inc.) about 8 years ago

Stacey Ann,

When you find out what makes them tick...let the rest of us know. It's pretty scary.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 8 years ago

A young girl in our area was recently "outed" after she had been pretending to have cancer.  She even shaved her head and cut her eyelashes.  There had been fundraising benefits for her and media attention.

Of course now that she has been found not to have cancer  she is getting more media attention.  Very sad situation in both cases.

Posted by Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate (RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Yup, a strange story.  Her burns didn't mesh with forensics.  There was nothing on her shirt, or hands.  Anyone that has this type of attack has tell-tale signs, and she just didn't have them.  Investigators ain't stupid.  Funny how the media runs with stories, and came up with all kinds of "profile" for the woman who did this -- yeah, right!  The woman who did this WAS the victim herself.

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) about 8 years ago

Stange news article! And very random, but a sad story for sure!

Posted by Ryan Case (Pacific Servicing) about 8 years ago

Stacey, I wonder what her day to day life must be like to have had to cry out for attention like that, my prayers are with that person

Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) about 8 years ago

People really do strange things for attention I guess. Hopefully they aren't friends of ours!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) about 8 years ago

I can't imagine that someone would put themselves through this much pain for attention - WOW

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) about 8 years ago

Hello Stacey and I am so sad I haven't been around to moderate this group! I know this is a old post but a very SAD one at that, and I have featured it at one of the saddest groups around Activerain ...



Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) almost 8 years ago

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