New York City Meteorologist Lied About Being Raped, Cops Say

New York City meteorologist Heidi Jones has been suspended by WABC/Channel 7 pending an investigation after she was arrested for perpetrating the ultimate snow job -- falsely claiming to cops that a man had tried to rape her while she was jogging in Central Park.

Jones, who anchors the station's weekend evening weather coverage and fills in on "Good Morning America," was charged on Monday with filing a false report, a Class A misdemeanor. If convicted, she could face up to a year in jail or a $1,000 fine.

WABC said today that it has suspended Jones pending the outcome of an internal probe.

Jones, 37, told cops she was jogging in the park on the afternoon of Sept. 24 when a Hispanic man in his 30s or 40s grabbed her from behind, dragged her into a wooded area and attempted to rape her.

She told police that the would-be rapist was scared off by two passersby who came to her aid.

But for cops, the story was all wet.

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