Woman With Same Name As Suspect Spends Days In Jail In Case of Mistaken Identity

A furious woman is suing the police after being forced to spend two weeks in custody just for having the same name as the suspect they were hunting. 
Bethany K. Farber, 30, was stopped as she tried to join her family in Mexico last April.

She told officers she was not the person they were looking for and had never been to Texas, US, where the alleged crime they were investigating took place.

The LAPD proceeded to arrest her in front of airport staff without confirming her identity or checking her driver’s licence, legal documents state.

Despite her pleas, she was handcuffed to a chair at Los Angeles International Airport before being forced to spend 13 days behind bars.