After a Central Texas man claimed anti-police vandals had attacked the family pickup truck and tagged the vehicle with ‘Black Lives Matter’ graffiti, he received a great deal of cash and support.
On Sept. 8th, Scott Lattin, a disabled veteran, told Whitney police on Sept. 8 someone tagged his truck with “Black Lives Matter” and other graffiti because he displayed pro-police messages and symbols on his pickup, Fox 4 News reports.
He has been arrested after police say he vandalized his own truck.
Lattin’s media exposure was what revealed the truth in the case.
By Friday afternoon Lattin was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of making a false police report.
“Very disturbing,” said Whitney Police Chief Chris Bentley.
“We had initial video when the officers took the report and then when we saw your story on Channel 4. When we looked at those two videos, there were some differences in those and that led us to take the investigation into a different direction,” Bentley said.
Watch courtesy of Fox 4 Now:
Bentley went on to say that when police officers took the report there was no damage to the inside of the truck.
Things played out differently when FOX4 showed up and Lattin showed reporters that his glove box was ripped off and the seats were slashed.
The videos were compared by the police and Lattin was arrested.
Lattin told reporters, “That’s absolutely not true! Absolutely not true.”
According to Lattin’s arrest warrant affidavit, he admitted to damaging the inside of his vehicle for insurance reasons.
And then for insurance reasons, he blamed black people because he’s ‘pro-police’. We’re sure the police are not amused after he wasted their time.
Police are asking the public to stop donating money to Lattin’s GoFundMe account which has garnered $6,000.
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