A Texas man was arrested and charged with making false reports and blaming Black Lives Matter activists.
Scott Lattin of Whitney Texas allegedly spray painted the words “Black Lives Matter” on his pickup truck and blamed the online social justice group.
Lattin wrote “Police Lives Matter” on the back window and called the local news media.
When KDFW aired his story, donations quickly began pouring in. Lattin raised $5,855 in donations to a GoFundMe account set up in his name to pay for repairs on his truck.
Police became suspicious when they noted slight differences in the news report and the initial police video of the vandalism.
“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,” [Whitney Police Chief Chris ] Bentley told KDFW.
Bentley said after the report aired they noticed damage to the interior of the truck that wash’t there when police initially took a report.
FOX4 News video shows the glove box ripped off and the seats slashed.
Lattin was arrested and he later admitted causing the damage.
There is no word on whether Lattin plans to return the donations.
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