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Teen reports hate crime, says man pulled off her headscarf, called her 'terrorist.' Well, she lied.

A 13-year-old Virginia girl is in hot water with authorities now that they've concluded she falsely reported a hate crime against her last week in Woodbridge, Virginia. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

A 13-year-old Virginia girl is in hot water with authorities now that they've concluded she falsely reported a hate crime against her last week in Woodbridge, the Prince William Times reported.

Prince William County police were called just before 4 p.m. Friday to investigate a reported assault earlier that afternoon, the Times said, adding that the girl told cops she was outside walking when she was confronted by a black man she did not know.

The girl told police the man grabbed her arm, displayed a small knife and called her a "terrorist," the paper reported.

She also said the man pulled off her headscarf and put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream, the Times added.

Police were investigating the incident as a hate crime and said they believed the victim was targeted because of her religious attire, the paper said.

But after further investigation...

However, detectives soon determined the girl falsely reported the incident and that no altercation took place, the Times reported.

What will happen to the girl?

Police obtained a petition charging the girl with knowingly filing a false police report, the paper said, adding that the case will be handled through juvenile intake.

If this sounds familiar...

Numerous similar hate-crime hoaxes have taken place in the recent past, particularly with the rise of Republican Donald Trump to the presidency.

This story has been updated.

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