This wanted woman was a mistake

March 31, 2008 4:44:02 AM PDT
Someone in Wisconsin found herself a wanted woman -- and it was all a mistake.

Police in La Crosse are apologizing after using the wrong surveillance video in a Crime Stoppers TV public service announcement.

The video was supposed to show a suspect using a stolen credit card at a convenience store.

But police say the video instead shows a similar looking innocent woman, who was using her credit card at nearly the same time.

A police department spokesman says it's a "one-in-a-million type of thing."

The spokesman says they feel "horrible about the mistake" and have sent the innocent woman a personal note of apology.

Police aren't releasing her name.


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