Bosnian woman admits to fabricating attack story; faces charges
Seherzada Dzanic is accused of filing a false police report. She claimed she was attacked by three men in the Bevo neighborhood. Police said she admitted to making the story up By KMOV.com Staff
ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com)- According to police, the Bosnian woman claiming to be attacked in early December by three African-American men has been charged with a misdemeanor for making a false report.
Seherzada Dzanic, 26, claimed to have been robbed on Friday, December 5 by three men that made remarks about her Bosnian ethnicity.
Dzanic was found lying in the street by a passing motorist when police and emergency vehicles were called to the scene.
Dzanic reported that her car was struck with a metal object and she was forced from her vehicle after one of the men went through her purse.
According to police, surveillance video from a neighboring business revealed that Dzanic was driving in the Bevo Mill neighborhood during the time of the reported attack, but no other individuals were seen in the video.
When confronted with the video evidence Dzanic admitted that the attack never took place and stated that she was suffering from emotional issues during the time of the incident.
The report came during a time of unrest for the Bosnian and Bevo Mill community after a Bosnian man, Zemir Begic, was beaten to death with a hammer.
Robert Joseph Mitchell, 17, was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in Begic's death and two other suspects are in custody awaiting charges as authorities seek to have them certified as adults in the crime.