Yasmin Seweid, 18, a Baruch College student, raised a national controversy after she reported being harassed on the New York City subway by supporters of President-elect Donald Trump. She has now been arrested for fabricating the story and filing a false report as well as obstructing governmental administration.
Seweid told police that three white men shouting “Donald Trump” verbally accosted her on the subway around 10 p.m. on December 1 as she was leaving a Baruch College event. She said that the men surrounded her and called her “a f–king terrorist.” She also said that not one of the many onlookers did or said a thing as she was physically and verbally assaulted by the Trump supporters. The men allegedly ripped off her hijab or religious headscarf.
Police however could not find any videotape evidence or witnesses to support her claims.
The story became even more bizarre after her parents reportedly forced her to shave her head over the incident and she told police she made up the story to cover for breaking her curfew. She also said that her strict Muslim parents were opposed to her dating a Christian boy.