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Report offers different account of Robert Allenby mugging

Report offers different account of Robert Allenby mugging
Robert Allenby tees off on the fifth hole during the second round of the Sony Open in Honolulu on Thursday. (Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images)

The strange tale of Robert Allenby's mugging in Hawaii turned even stranger on Monday when a TV station reported a conflicting account of what happened to the Australian golfer.

Allenby has said that he was abducted outside a wine bar, robbed and beaten, then driven some six miles away. A homeless woman saw him being tossed out of a car, dazed and injured, he said.

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But 9News in Australia tracked down the woman, who said she encountered Allenby only a block from the wine bar, where he was offering two men $500 to get his belongings back. She said a passerby put him in a taxi back to his hotel.

Honolulu police have closed-circuit videotape of a suspect purchasing alcohol with a credit card stolen from Allenby, 9News said.

The golfer was attacked on Friday night after missing the cut at the Sony Open. His face was left badly bruised.

Twitter: @latimeswharton

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