N.B. woman made up story about gunpoint abduction to Toronto, police allege

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FREDERICTON - A Fredericton-area woman made up a story about being abducted at gunpoint and forced to drive to Toronto, RCMP in New Brunswick alleged Monday.
Marcia Simmons, 44, of Noonan, N.B., was reported missing by family members earlier this month after she failed to pick up her teenaged daughter.
Simmons initially told police she had gone to a Woodstock, N.B., campground to get a campsite for her and her daughter when a man hopped into her SUV, flashed a firearm and told her to drive to Toronto.
Police allege there was in fact no abduction and that Simmons went to Toronto for personal reasons.
"We don't know why this happened. We were not told exactly why the victim went to Toronto. She is keeping that to herself," RCMP Sgt. Claude Tremblay told a news conference.
"She was interviewed several times, which is normal in any case, and over the weekend it just wasn't working out. The story we were given was not matching the evidence we had, or the lack of evidence."
Tremblay said police expended a lot of time and resources on the case over the course of two weeks, and have now referred it to prosecutors to decide if any charges are warranted.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Toronto, FREDERICTON, New Brunswick Noonan

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  • Bob
    January 18, 2010 - 11:23

    yes something must be done to stop these women law breakers. i mean us guys aren't given a fair shake. I mean its not as if men commit more crimes and far more violent ones, its just that women always get away with it. I don't have any statitstics to back this up in anyway but its just how I feel as a man for my poor brothers out there suffering.

    for sure a guy would be charged and in jail right away for this minor charge of mischief! I mean its not as if this woman needs help, she needs to be charged and have the full force of the law brought upon here. I mean senselessly lieing for no reason is not some sort of indication of mental health problems or even depression. Its a cry to be tasered and beaten!! Make alienated white men feel good and charge this woman police department!

  • Doris
    January 18, 2010 - 11:11

    This is blatant discrimination as a man would have been charged right away and would be in jail now. Canada has to stop this. Why aren't we holding women accountable for their actions?

  • Kris
    January 18, 2010 - 11:00

    If this was a man, he would be in jail NOW awaiting court hearing, bail, and probably a number of other charges. What gives Canada? Is Canada sexist or what!!!!!!

  • Jason
    January 18, 2010 - 10:48

    I think this is a perfect example of false allegations, obstructing justice, and showing complete lack of responsibility for one's actions. This women should be charged for her behaviour under the law and given the proper penalty for it.

    FathersCan (East)

  • In Fear
    January 18, 2010 - 10:46

    Yes I agree with the others. There needs to be a consequence for lying to police or in court.