GEORGETOWN, Texas -- A woman who told police she was kidnapped in North Austin and held against her will for more than 24 hours has been arrested for filing a false police report.
KVUE News has learned 27-year-old Delisha Lashae Thomas lied to police about her ordeal, so Georgetown police arrested her Wednesday morning.
The alleged kidnapping incident happened Sunday Nov. 10. Thomas told police she was driving in North Austin between 10 and 11 a.m. Sunday when she thought she ran over something, so she got out of the car to check it out. That's when she says the man grabbed her and forced her into her car at gunpoint.
Thomas told police her kidnapper was a black male with a tattoo of a star under his right eye.
Thomas claimed he punched her out, and she woke up locked in a bathroom unclear of her location. She also claimed the man told her to perform a sex act and do various housekeeping chores while she was in his custody.
Thomas told police the day after her kidnapping the man doused her with bleach, and then abandoned her and her car near Smith Creek Road and Highway 29 in Georgetown.
The kidnapping report prompted a lockdown at Southwestern University in Georgetown. Police at the university secured the campus as a precaution following the reported kidnapping just east of the school.
Thomas sought treatment at a hospital, but police said last week the woman had no visible injuries.
Thomas was previously accused of a hoax while she was a student at Huston-Tillotson University.
In March of 2012 the school released a statement saying they received a fradulant letter from Thomas with a fake Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score and what appeared to be the signature of the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
The school says Thomas graduated with a criminal justice degree in December 2011.
The Texas Department of Public Safety told KVUE that Thomas is a former employee. Press Secretary Tom Vinger released this statement to KVUE:
"Probationary employee Delisha Thomas was served with preliminary termination papers today, prior to her arrest by the Georgetown Police Department related to a criminal investigation for allegedly filing a false police report. DPS provided assistance to the Georgetown Police Department. Thomas was a civilian employee who had worked at a call center within DPS since February 2013. Before the final termination decision is made, Thomas will be afforded an opportunity to provide a response to the allegations."
Thomas was booked into the Williamson County Jail Wednesday. Her bond was set at $8,000.