Fire … Cops say Sharmeka Moffitt staged ‘attack’
A YOUNG black woman who claimed she was a race-hate victim and had been set on fire STAGED the attack, police said.
Cops in Louisiana said the woman also scrawled KKK on her own car.
FBI spokesman Kyle Hanrahan said: “The wounds were self-inflicted”.
Sharmeka Moffitt, 20, was seriously burned in the incident, which was widely reported, and remains in critical condition.
She called police from a park in the town of Winnsboro on Sunday night and told them three men in white hoodies doused her with a flammable liquid and ignited it.
The letters KKK, for the white supremacist organisation Ku Klux Klan, and a racial slur were scrawled on her car in what appeared to be toothpaste.
The FBI was called in to assist local authorities because the incident was initially considered a possible hate crime.