Florida woman, Brittany Sorey charged with making a false report of a crime which leads to a friend unwittingly murdering her Hispanic neighbor in self defense.
A Florida woman has been arrested after filing a false sexual assault claim which eventuated in what police described a ‘bizarre chain of events,’ that resulted in the ‘self defense’ killing of the woman’s neighbor.
Brittany Sorey, 30, told police last month that a Hispanic man had broken into her apartment in Largo near Tampa and sexually assaulted her.
A subsequent police report noted Sorey saying that the man, her neighbor- ‘battered her and vaginally penetrated her with a broken broom handle and a box cutter’.
She repeated those claims when she was re-interviewed by a detective.
Sorey, who is a mother of six children, had been living at the home with her husband Gerald, 25, at the time but had fallen behind on rent, the Smoking Gun reported.
In late-March, Sorey’s husband was arrested for allegedly shoving her to the ground during an argument in their apartment. The dispute, cops reported, was ‘due to infidelity allegations.’ During the altercation, Gerald allegedly menaced his wife with a Glock handgun (which was later seized by police).
At the time of the March 24 incident, Sorey was six weeks pregnant and booked for aggravated assault on a pregnant victim, a felony that was later dropped after Sorey told prosecutors she did not want the felony case pursued.
Brittany Sorey posts being sexually assaulted by neighbor on Facebook and kicks of bizarre chain of events:
But here’s where matters devolved. Behind on their rent, the couple moved out of the home in April after Sorey newly claiming she’d been assaulted- with one of their male friends now moving in.
Sorey took to Facebook on April 20 to write, in a since deleted post, that she was trying to raise money for the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence following the alleged attack.
Then on May 10, the friend who was living in Sorey’s old apartment called her to say her neighbor was banging on the front door.
The neighbor wasn’t aware the couple had moved out but wanted to confront them over ‘money issues’.
Sorey told her friend over the phone that the man banging on the door sounded like the person who had broken in and sexually assaulted her.
When Sorey’s friend went outside to try and take a photo of the neighbor, police said the man attacked him.
Police said a confrontation occurred and Sorey’s friend killed the man in self defense.
The names of the friend or neighbor have not been released by police.
It is not clear how the neighbor died.
Brittany Sorey admits lying and other bizarre Facebook posts:
Following her neighbor’s death, Sorey admitted to police that she had lied about being sexually assaulted.
Sorey was arrested Friday afternoon on a single misdemeanor count of falsely reporting a crime. She was released from the county jail after posting $150 bond.
It remained unclear why Sorey filed a false sex claim against the Latino neighbor- with some wondering if his Hispanic roots influencing the woman to target the man?
A regard of Sorey’s Facebook profile, includes the woman describing herself as ‘Wife, mother, step mother, medical student. MS and Lupus warrior.’ She describes having attended St. Petersburg College and Ultimate Medical Academy, which offers training for entry-level health care jobs.
In a December post, Sorey posted seeking contributions so that she could purchase a van capable of carrying up to eight passengers. Noting that she was about to start a new job, Sorey wrote that she ‘shared custody with my ex husband’ and, due to her lack of a vehicle, was missing ‘some of my time and weekends or vacations with them’ since, ‘I live hour and a half away from my kids.’ While Sorey sought to raise $6500, she extracted no contributions from her online friends.