Woman Says She Lied to Police About Stabbing
DUBUQUE, Iowa - On Tuesday, Mary C. Padulla, 50, reported she had been stabbed at her Dubuque home by an unknown suspect. Padulla suffered a non-life threatening wound to her abdomen.
As part of the investigation, a follow-up interview was conducted Thursday with Dubuque Police. During the interview, Padulla admitted the stab wound was self-inflicted and that her initial report to law enforcement was indeed fabricated.
The Dubuque County Attorney’s Office is review the case. Falsely reporting a felony is a serious misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $315 to $1,875 and up to one year imprisonment.
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