HARTSHILL, England, June 8 (UPI) -- A British woman admitted to inventing a story of a rape to avoid being charged with offenses related to crashing her boyfriend's car without insurance.
Sarah Hunter, 30, of Hartshill, England, pleaded guilty in Coventry Magistrates Court to wasteful employment of police time, using a vehicle without insurance and failing to stop after an accident, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday.
Prosecutors said Hunter took her boyfriend's car, which she was not insured to drive, without his permission and crashed into two parked cars in Canley. They said she ran to a nearby house and concocted a story of being dragged from the car by two men and raped in an alleyway.
Police said Hunter's story wasted 15 hours of their time and caused panic in the neighborhood, where residents believed rapists were at large.
Hunter faces up to six months in prison when she is sentenced later this month.