"Gotcha" moments don't come more classic than the one that happened in Montgomery County recently.
The Sheriff's Office blotter says two officers were called to an apartment to investigate a sexual assault.
"The alleged victim stated to the deputies that her 26-year-old male friend had sexually assaulted her," the report says.
Fair enough, and with that friend standing in the same apartment, no big manhunt needed.
Not so fast: "Upon further investigation the deputies watched a video recording the male had made that showed the female telling him that she was calling the police because he was making her leave the apartment and she would tell the police he assaulted her."
That must have been some look on the woman's face when the dude hit "play."
Sheriff's Lt. Dan Norris tells Hair Balls he doesn't have any further info on the incident, including the name of the woman, who was arrested for making a false report.
"It was unusual, though," he says. "I remember reading that report and going, 'The man was looking out for himself.'"
There are a few things to ponder:
-- We have to assume this was some sort of romantic relationship, and a one-sided one at that. What is the strategical thinking that leads you to conclude falsely accusing the guy of rape is going to repair it?
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-- How long would you let things play out between the woman and the officers, knowing all the time you had that slam-dunk in your pocket? Or do you just sit there praying the phone somehow didn't mess up and not record?
-- Once again, a villain is foiled by blabbing about his or her evil intent. Will they ever learn?