Eighteen-year-old Bethany Stroud has a lot of explaining to do, that is if police in Frisco are paying attention like they should be doing. The young woman was allegedly abducted after going missing for just part of the weekend, and she even managed to drive herself to safety and to use a phone since hers was dead. The details in this girl's story seem shaky at best and various comments and posts all over the internet are echoing that very same thought.
Where was Bethany Stroud last weekend? She was missing for a little over 24 hours and was located in Oklahoma. The 18-year-old girl was at a gas station by herself, and had asked someone if she could use a phone. Witnesses say that she didn't look troubled and didn't say anything to anyone. They also say they didn't notice if she had a bruise on her face or not, as her father has claimed.
She claims she was abducted at around 8:30 Friday night by an African-American man armed with a gun. He had a cleanly maintained goatee apparently and was wearing a black hoodie. He managed to abduct and carjack her. A day later, allegedly, he got out of the car to relieve himself on the side of the road and that's when she claimed to have jumped into the driver's seat to drive away.
It's strange that in the midst of all of this, she managed to change out of her Dr. Pepper Arena uniform. Too many people are perplexed by this case, as it just seems like this young woman went out for a night of fun and didn't want to face the questions of her family members. Maybe she didn't want to go to work the next day and made this up instead. Whatever the case may be, her story stinks and it has suspicion stamped all over it.
Actually, it's quite similar to the disappearance of American-Muslim college student Aisha Khan. The Kansas coed essentially lied and faked her own abduction for whatever reason, costing Kansas City several thousand in taxpayer's dollars. What's more, many people donated to the Khan family while this young lady was missing under her own devices.
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