Vancouver Acid Attack "Victim" Threw Acid on Herself. Mesa Acid Victim Legit, Cops Say

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Bethany Storro -- before she threw acid on her face.
When a Mesa woman had a cup of acid thrown in her face by an unidentified woman earlier this month -- just days after an almost identical attack in Vancouver -- we have to admit that the idea of a traveling, serial acid-tosser crossed our minds.

That, it now seems, would be impossible. Unless the "victim" in Vancouver also is the person who tossed acid in the face of the Mesa victim, Derri Velarde.

Straight from the WTF files: we got word today that the victim in the Vancouver attack actually threw the acid on herself.

According to Seattle's Komo News, the Vancouver victim, Bethany Storro, admitted to police that she was the one who threw acid on herself.

From Komo News:

"During the course of the investigation, several discrepancies began to emerge regarding the alleged attack," said Vancouver Police Chief Clifford Cook.

"It just kept cascading, and it was like a domino effect," said Cmdr. Marla Schuman. "You look at the time (of the attack) - at night, when people don't usually wouldn't be wearing sunglasses, etc. So it was all those little things that didn't add up." Storro had said she was wearing sunglasses when she was attack -- a decision she claimed ended up saving her eyes.

"As further information began to unfold, our investigators applied for and received authorization for a search warrant," Cook said.

Detectives served a search warrant on Storro's home on Thursday morning and retrieved several items that are being investigated.

We called Mesa Police Detective Steve Berry to see if there was any chance in hell that Velarde threw acid on herself like Storro did.

"We don't have any indication of that at all," Berry says.

In the Mesa case, Berry says there were independent victims who saw the attack, although none of them was able to get a good look at the attacker.

Berry says cops still don't have a suspect in the case.

Check out a sketch of the suspect below. If this looks like someone you know, call the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211.


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Johnny White Man
Johnny White Man

That crazy ass woman truly belongs in the asylum for the damned. Since she is a threat to herself. She certianly belongs in a strap jacket or strapped to the bed and sedated. Mental illness is so rampant in White women.

And btw, to the last inane poster. The Mesa victim's attacker is another Hispanic female. The victim is Hispanic herself. So therefore, it isn't racist if their of the exact same race. Besides, race doesn't appear to be the motive in some of the attacks.


Let's see, white woman in Vancouver claims a black woman threw acid on her face (a lie). Then a black woman (and how many black women are there in Mesa?) has acid thrown on her face by a white woman. The Mesa attack is real, according to the cops.

Why isn't this being looked at as a racial targeting? That's what it looks like to me. Mesa isn't exactly Detroit or Harlem. Mesa isn't crawling with black women. What are the odds that the attacker just happened to find a black woman to throw acid on?


To say that race isn't an issue because both people are Hispanic is an absurdity. Similarities don't preclude a prejudice. I am aware of, both personally as a community member and professionally as a social scientist, a number of people who behave in a racially bias manner toward people who are ethnically similar to themselves. Have you never heard of a self-hating _________?

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