A GIRL who sparked a massive police probe after she had acid "thrown in her face by a total stranger" has sensationally confessed her wounds were self-inflicted.
Bethany Storro was horribly scarred after the acid burned her face in what she claimed at the time was a random unprovoked attack.
But cops revealed that the 28-year-old had confessed all after officers noticed holes in her story and became suspicious.
Deceitful Storro, from Washington, US, claimed a stranger had thrown acid at her as she walked down the street on August 30.
She had told police she was on her way to buy a cup of coffee when a woman approached her and said "hey pretty girl, do you want to drink this?" before throwing some kind of liquid in her face.
Doctors said at the time it was as strong as sulphuric or hydrochloric acid.
Storro claimed a good Samaritan had come to her aid and she told police the woman was African American and aged in her late 20s.
But police said while investigating the incident "discrepancies emerged" in her story.
They said the acid burns appeared to be more consistent with having been rubbed on rather than thrown on.
And when suspicious cops searched Storro's home yesterday she admitted she had made the whole thing up.
Earlier this week, Storro cancelled a planned appearance on daytime talk show Oprah.
Vancouver Police Commander Marla Schuman said she had no idea why she did it.
She added: "She's got a fragile mental state at this point."