Woman Charged With False Reporting

By: Lauri Martin
By: Lauri Martin

A woman claims she was robbed and stabbed in her own home. Now, Colorado Springs Police said, she made it all up.

11 News first told you last week police were investigating inconsistencies in Stephanie Heil's story. Two weeks ago, she said a Hispanic male knocked at her door, demanded money and then stabbed her while her baby was asleep upstairs. Ever since, neighbors in the Sierra Ridge neighborhood (off of Templeton Gap and Austin Bluffs) have been on edge, locking their doors and windows, believing there was a dangerous suspect on the loose.

33-year-old Heil was treated at a local hospital for 2 non-life threatening injuries. Cops said the evidence dosen't add up and they believe she actually stabbed herself. Heil faces a misdemeanor charge of false reporting.

Police said if she's convicted, Heil could be on probation and she might even have to pay for all the manpower that went into the search for the alleged suspect. That could cost her hundreds of dollars.

Heil’s husband wouldn’t talk on camera, but said the family is sticking to their story. He said they believe Stephanie was stabbed by someone else.


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