Bethany Storro wanted to die or get a new face, officials say.
Before claiming a black woman threw acid in her face last month, Storro, 28, dabbed her face with caustic chemical drain cleaner several times, officials said Monday. She told a police detective she figured it would kill her or — if not — that she could “get her face redone” and “have a completely different face.”
As it happened, Storro lived and suffered self-inflicted facial burns — and police detectives started finding holes in her story by the second day of their investigation.
On Monday, exactly three weeks after the case surfaced, Clark County Deputy Prosecutor Tony Golik filed three counts of second-degree theft by deception against Storro. Each of those charges comes with an aggravating factor, because they allegedly were committed against “good Samaritans,” that is, three well-meaning people or businesses who donated $750 or more to Storro, Golik said.
On Monday evening, Golik said he’s obtained a warrant for Storro’s arrest, and said she was in an unspecified hospital, for unknown reasons.
Vancouver police officers know where Storro is and plan to arrest her for the warrant, Golik said, adding, “I don’t think they view her as a flight risk right now.”