WABC weathercaster Heidi Jones has admitted to New York City police that she lied to them about an attempted rape. Jones now faces a charge of filing a false report in connection with her story that she narrowly escaped a would-be rapist while jogging in Central Park.
On November 24, according to the New York Post, Jones approached police saying that she had been dragged into a wooded area by a hispanic man who had tried to rape her before he was scared off by two passers-by. The story drew skepticism from the police since Jones did not approach them until two months after the attack allegedly occurred. Jones, 37, even told police that the attacker tracked her down months after the attack, convinced that she had reported the incident. Read more