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A Texas man who claimed he distracted a gunman to save the lives of shoppers at an El Paso Walmart was arrested on his way to a ceremony at the White House.

Chris Grant was shot twice as he shopped for snacks for his children on Aug. 3, when a gunman killed 22 people during a shooting rampage.

The 50-year-old spun a tale of heroism and bravery that captured the attention of social media, and even President Trump who invited him to the White House.

Grant was praised and hailed as a hero for trying to save those around him when the shooting began.

He made the rounds of cable news networks including CNN, where his story changed a little each time he told it.

"I saw him popping people off," Grant tearfully told CNN anchor Chris Cuomo. "To deter him, I just started chucking bottles. I just started throwing random bottles at him. I'm not a baseball player, so one went this way and on went that way."

Grant said his actions resulted in the gunman targeting him.

He later created a Gofundme page to raise money for his medical bills.

President Trump was impressed with Grant's courage in the face of death.

"Chris grabbed – listen to this – soda bottles and anything else in front of him, and began hurling them at the gunman, distracting him from the other shoppers and causing the shooter to turn toward Chris and fire at Chris, whereby Chris suffered two very serious gunshots,” Trump said.

But police say surveillance video tells a different story. The video shows Grant trying to protect himself - and no one else, police said.

"The video evidence of the scene does not support his assertions," El Paso Police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo told KFOX.

Grant was scheduled to join other "heroes" at a White House ceremony, but he and his family were met by the Secret Service when they arrived in D.C.

Grant was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant, Carillo said. He added that the "hero" was actually a "fugitive from justice."

In a statement the Secret Service also confirmed a "White House visitor with an arrest warrant was temporarily detained."

  • MJ

    Did he know he had warrants? If he did, why would he go to one of the most secure places on Earth as if they weren't going to run a background check?

  • LoveChild

    Yall brothers need to be checking with your parole officers and handling that shit. How the hell didn’t know he had warrants??

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Right! Somebody has to make it make sense other than this suspect surveillance camera..?

  • Li-Wright

    Too funny....LMAO.

  • Gamer????? Chick
  • Fire & Ice

    This n*gga ???

  • Carrington

    Why didn't they arrest his a$$ after he finished his first interview? LOL If this wasn't so sad, it would be funny... Chris ain't bout $HIT with his. LMAO!!

    "F*ck ALL y'all! I know y'all lookin' for me... but you'll be a searching in the daylight with a flashlight, wanted poster hanging, "have you seen this man?" a$$ MF... I'll be where they do background checks on the people who deliver the newspaper! FIND me!

  • Conservative

    His story was bullshit. He made it all up, he should not have been there. Dummy forgot the store had surveillance. Coward!!!

    But police say surveillance video tells a different story. The video shows Grant trying to protect himself - and no one else, police said.

    "The video evidence of the scene does not support his assertions,"

  • bemetoo

    ???? .... man we ain’t ish for that

  • yvette46

    ????

  • Beloved Jordan

    He thought he had finally hit it big..been waiting his whole life..look at that smile ???

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Disgusting. Why IKE whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy? https://media1.giphy.com/media/YiXnP6e5z0CBQx0poj/giphy.gif

  • Conservative

    Police need to release the video showing him hiding under a table!

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Can we get a sermon for the 14 steps this asshole has set us back as a race Pastor Carrington

  • Nicole Myles

    Now they wrong for having him & his family fly all the way to DC just to get the cuffs on him I'm sure they knew about his record before hand..WELP shouldn't have lied bruh man????..but @ least he got a free trip to DC even if it was just to visit the airport & jail ??

  • Conservative

    Coward in the White House Capt. Bone Spurs, recognizing another coward!????

  • RaginBee

    Why he all on TV with a active warrant? ?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That's got to be embarrassing for his family who went to DC with him. I actually feel worse for them than I do for him. He put them in a terrible position by lying about this.

  • Nicole Myles

    Because he was hoping his FAKE heroism would clear all his warrants & he could ? on by & get his medal of honor but only medal his ass got was them metal cuffs??

  • Conservative

    What about the 16k in GoFundMe that was raised for this clown?

  • Conservative

    Naw they knew he wasn't shit. He's been stealing shit getting arrested plenty of times prior. So they should have looked at him with the stank eye when he told that story! Never heard of a thief being a hero!

  • Nicole Myles

    Very EMBARRASSING & I bet they had their whole trip planned with shopping & sightseeing SMH back to Texas y'all go ??dammmn??

  • Ryan

    In related news: "The man Donald Trump once used as a 'my African American' stage prop now says the GOP is pursuing a "pro-white" agenda, uses black people as "political pawns."

    “When you look at his appointments for the bench: White, white, white, white white, white, white,” Cheadle says, “That to me is really damning to everybody else because no one else gets a chance because he’s thinking that the whites are superior, period.”

    Cheadle became internet-famous and TV news-famous in June 2016 when then-candidate Trump pointed to him (The Lone Black Guy) at a rally in Redding, California where Cheadle lives.

    Trump pointed to him and said, “Look at my African American over here. Look at him. Are you the greatest?”

    From PBS NewsHour, here's what the man in that clip is thinking now:

    Now, the 62-year-old real estate broker, who supported the Republican approach to the economy, said he sees the party as pursuing a “pro-white” agenda and using black people like him as “political pawns.” The final straw for Cheadle came when he watched many Republicans defend Trump’s tweets telling four congresswomen of color, who are all American citizens, to go back to their countries, as well as defend the president’s attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and his comments that Cummings’ hometown of Baltimore is “infested.”"

  • butterscotch

    What they arrested him for because if you miss some traffic ticket or parking court dates they'll put a warrant out for you

  • Nicole Myles

    Yessss please I'm a be lmfao u cant make this ? up but in his case he did DUMBASS ??

  • Facts and Receipts

    Im so damn dead at this story lmaoooo

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So... he "discovers" this in 2019? We knew this about Trump and the GOP for years. Clearly homeboy ain't too swift. Bless his heart.

  • Chapter29Chick

    ??

  • Conservative

    I thought he was talking about Clarence Thomas!?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    When he gets back home (and out of jail) you know they gonna be maaddd! Homeboy won't even be invited to the cookout.??

  • Facts and Receipts

    Affluenza. Bc this whore killed that damn baby. She aint wanna be a white single mammy.

    https://people.com/crime/former-cheerleader-brooke-skylar-richardson-found-not-guilty-of-murder-in-death-of-her-newborn/

  • Nicole Myles

    Lmfao ...JACKPOT...STOP??UHHH HOLD IT RIGHT THERE SIR COME WITH ME??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ....... when trying to be seen goes wrong .... and they have footage

  • GottaBigOne

    Welp!
    . . . Another Man of Color Making it LOOK bad for the rest of us!
    In my Borough of NYC every time a criminal goes down I'm really hoping that the suspects aren't US . . . BUT Unfortunately there they are . . . Makes Me Sad!
    Gotta Do Something to Fix this

    GBO

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    smfh!!!!

  • Nicole Myles

    Mannn just move that's the only other thing I could think of & I don't mean out of state I'm talking out the COUNTRY ??????

  • Mark

    Not making me look bad

  • Seldomseen

    You big dummy, Trump probably set you up with dat invite

  • Nicole Myles

    Mannn he brought it on himselfffff(Martin Lawrence) voice ??

  • Prettybrowneyes

    A damn shame, smh

  • Yardgirl

    That's that white privileged!! POS!!

  • BingBangBoom

    Went from Hero to Fugitive from Justice. That was quick.

  • Nicole Myles

    Or me. He making himself & possibly his FAMILY look bad but not ?

  • 2gr8ful

    So he forgot Walmart of all places have cameras on every angle in their store???? Maybe he thought that authorities would not believe the gunman’s account smh.

  • Alextra Ballard

    When wanting attention goes allllll the way wrong???

  • Alextra Ballard

    Dat ain got shidt tew dew with me...absolutely nutn

  • 2gr8ful

    Another Casey Anthony.

  • Virgoqween

    Y’all wanna know if he knew he had warrants he obviously dumb as hell so do it really matter?

  • Ryan

    It boggles my mind when people are unable - or unwilling - to look at the facts in front of their face. A successful WH administration doesn't have almost fifty people quit or get "fired" in such a short time span it's amateur hour over there. Looks like trump will need to find a new African American token pet to bring to his bvllshit rallies.

  • Shenanigans1

    That was God trying to save him from a meeting with the devil lmao

  • tintin

    i would hate to be related to this guy ..the embarrassment he has caused. people just need to do things and eliminate the need for praise. if you do something from your heart, you the only one that needs to know

  • Shenanigans1

    Oh if she was black she would have been under the jail or accidentally died on the way to jail. Wtf? There are so many people who want to have children. There are safe havens that will take a child with no questions asked. That baby deserved better.

  • Nicole Myles

    Girrrl yes especially on WORLDSTAR very racist about EVERY video & just nasty always talking about sexual things that's why I rarely comment on there

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    If you got warrants, don't do the news camera rounds. Don't bring attention to yourself. He should have known they were gonna check surveillance cameras. I guess fighting the bad guy off was a psychological way for him to deal with being shot at and feeling defenseless and vulnerable. Maybe this is how he 'NEEDED' to see it to survive it. Anyway, I hope he gets out of jail soon.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Oooo yes honey I was keeping watch on this when I saw that dam verdict I said FUX them! She killed that baby and her mom knew it and she was all for it! They had all kinds of charges they could have convicted her on but they only chose abuse of corpse I always say don’t expect justice if your offender is white! Hell even some white folks cant get justice when the offender is white. Hell they charged a black women for the minder of her child because she got into an altercation and was shot in the stomach she lost her child and lived and locked her up for murder folks had to carry on to get them to drop it. I just read a case last night a woman’s two little boys snuck out the house while she was sleep cloned a fence and got into the community pool and drowned 4 months later they done locked her up for their deaths! This shiiii is insane meanwhile little miss Lillie white killed her baby and showed no remorse

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Yep and she too will get a book deal and a show just watch

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Soooooooo...... trump referring to him as MY African American didn’t do it for him? I mean the man referred to you like you were a piece of property something he owned! ? like look at my coat over there isn’t it lovely. Ppl just dumb! When he said that I was like dang that’s slave owner talk! Like look how strong my slave is he better than your slave ? I can’t

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    If he smart it should be spent by now ?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Truuue

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Capt. Bone spurs ??

  • Conservative

    Well considering showing up to DC to meet president cheeto with an arrest warrant on your head ????

  • Alextra Ballard

    And if you’re out there tellin lies be consistent. It’s sew much easier tew tell the truth than tew remember a lie

  • Alextra Ballard

    Don’t forget TMZ....most of there comments are vile...no filter

  • NeverSurprised

    No matter how much you want to be a "star", if you know you're a criminal, stay away from the cameras. The only acceptable star vehicle for you is if you happen to get cast on "Love AfterLockup". Otherwise, lay low.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    ????? You have a point see I read this dumb mess and now I’m not thinking clearly ?

  • RaginBee

    Nooo I get WHY they arrested him...I’m sayin why his ass all on tv stretchin the truth and the whole time he got warrants smh

  • Conservative

    Lol

  • Alextra Ballard

    This stewpit mofo got warrants and shidt and he out here in the media circuit and national t.v. givin interviews....while his dumb asz doin interviews folks doing a complete background check.

  • DerbyCity??

    Maybe he did chuck bottles...in his damn head SMDH no normal person is going 2 tell a lie like that knowing damn well there are security cameras erywhere.

  • hottlanta

    Wow justice has been served for his lying. Now when are the feds gonna arrest Carol Bryant for lying saying Emmitt Till whistled at her that caused his senseless and horrible death. There is no statute of limitation for murder.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    SECURITY CAMERAS THAT WORK EVERYWHERE BUT .....

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    See.... WHY?? WHYYYYYY? DAYUM!!!

  • dontgetblocked

    Most nyggas who have warrants stay far away from the police and news cameras.

  • OvertheMississippi

    Just............WHY??

  • RealATLPeach36

    Not that negro

  • PK

    ?

  • Karen Brady

    ?

  • Karen Brady

    ?

  • CocoMo

    Well he was shot and has medical bills so he didn't lie about that

  • Ryan

    You hit the nail on the head baby girl!!

  • Conservative

    It's ok to say you were curled up under the table shitting your pants saving your own skin! But he tried to change the narrative like he is John McClain! For that he is a sucka and coward!

  • BlackNicheRims
  • Alextra Ballard

    But not this one....this nugga all on t.v....and to make shidt even worst...they had his 82 yr old mother pick up his certificate of commendation....mannn yew can not make this bullshidt up.

  • Alextra Ballard

    ????

  • Bushbabe

    This what happens when you do clownery. Fucboi fall begins. Shot out to the other fugitive who is ushering in fucboi fall.

  • Bushbabe

    Fucboi fall Alert...Activist and journalist Shaun King has received harsh criticism from Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, who called out his fellow activist for a “lapse in integrity” concerning fundraising tactics and leadership style. Mckesson also called out King for spreading fake news and “misstating facts.”

  • Dowoop

    I commented there once. Never again.

  • Facts and Receipts

    EXACTLY what I thought when I read this case the first time.

  • Dowoop

    Watch it me for something a fine will fix.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lmaooo...nugga tawkin bout he was chuck’n bottles tryin tew distract the shooter...but the surveillance cameras cawt him tryin to save himself....bottom line....this nugga was tryna hide.

  • T3

    ?????

  • Pamela

    ????

  • Conservative

    All these sites should make you signup with your own name. That racist shit would stop if you know how to find them. Keyboard gangsters, it's all sweet until Tyrone knocks on your door. I guarantee it!?

  • MsPam

    I knew this negro was telling a lie. The gunman had a gun with bullets and this shero had soda cans. ???????????

  • MsPam

    It’s just like the dude who bought all of the girls scouts cookies and a warrant was out for him.????

  • MsPam

    Got damn I can’t believe it. I should known that fake ase tears were going to get her off the hook. Karma is a bish, she’ll get hers.

  • Nicole Myles

    EXACTLY straight COWARDS

  • Daryl Campbell

    Unbelievable, He's arrested in D.C. only to be expedited BACK???

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    ?............wow.

  • https://disqus.com/home/discussion/freakkboxshawty/freakkbox_on_strikingly B A B Y ?

    real shit

  • https://disqus.com/home/discussion/freakkboxshawty/freakkbox_on_strikingly B A B Y ?

    Im mad they brought him to another state just to bam him ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    It made no sense....mofo has an Ak47/assault rifle and yew chuck’n soda cans

  • Ladyshopper

    RIGHT!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    All I know is Rhi is looking pregnant as hell out here .... shout out to Rhi if you carrying sho look like it Queen https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/81ab9b8d3edbde23aa9076988d7b63d2e3e93b388c11cca531336a466bf17b77.gif

  • SpiceGirl
  • currvalicious

    "And this shero".... I'm done...??

  • currvalicious

    Always want to bring unwarranted attention to yourselves knowing your background all phucked up. Makes no sense.

  • currvalicious

    Just horrific. She'll get hers.

  • Facts and Receipts

    She basically said she was last night. Not sure if she baiting or not.

    "I come from a black woman, who came from a black woman, and I'm going to give birth to a black woman."

    https://www.hot97.com/news/hot-97-now/oh-my-social-media-thinks-rihanna-pregnant

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile that ain neva gon happen.....remember byke in 2007/2008 the case was reopened and given tew a Grand Jury inwhich they refuse tew indict Carol Bryant Donham.... the majority of the jury was black. The prosecution stated “it’s unlikely she will ever be prosecuted.”??

  • currvalicious

    Let this be s cautionary tale. See how quickly you can fall from grace..???...
    From the White House to the Big House.

  • hottlanta

    Christian forgiving azz negroes get on my dayum nerves. Chile l was done. They still found a way 2 send oj to jail. If he got a traffic ticket his azz going straight to jail

  • hottlanta

    When l see a news camera l go in the other direction. I dont have warrants but l move like l do.

  • Karen Brady

    Shero??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • The Chosen 1.

    omg, you've got me laughing on that one.

  • Facts and Receipts

    I KNOWWWWWWWWWWWW. You know how I feel about Robyn. Her fine self. Im so happy for her if its true

  • The Chosen 1.

    that's a good way to look at it. besides, cameras sometimes have the tendency of lying to you, just like mirrors. they can either make you appear to look as a super star or falling star.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    me tooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hottlanta

    Somebody needs 2 take flava fla mirrors off his walls bcas he truly think he is the man.

  • KarmaBackAround
  • Renee26

    Same!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yep. . They could have nailed him in his home state before he even got on the plane. That was kinda cold blooded.

  • Shamwow

    They could’ve squashed it for him smh. But they probably couldn’t get past the lies. Smh it’s too many cameras out here to be lying.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Put a couple of TV cameras in front of somebody's face and they lose all their common sense. Nigros see an opportunity to get some clout and maybe put a few bucks in their pocket, and they get stupid. It's bad enough to do that when you've got a clean record.... but to have warrants and do that? Just dumb.

  • Real Eyes Realize Real Lies

    He's from the 60's, they want massa to love them. Roll eyes...

  • Logan Roberts

    Lol. Chris that one cousin in the family you can't leave your purse around.

  • Shamwow

    Now I bet if he actually saved people and his entire story was true. I guarantee they would’ve did him a solid. However, all the fake heroism and lies knowing you did nothing. Smh they probably couldn’t stop laughing at his show. Smh and couldn’t wait to confront him with the truth. You can’t trust anyone like that around the president or anyone who has power.

  • The Chosen 1.

    all i can do is shake my head on what you said because you are surely correct.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Last week one of those get the scoop type pages on IG said she was a few months along and didn't know how to tell her fanbase...

  • Shamwow

    Nor your toothbrush in the bathroom. Smh that may be the first time he ever thought of or had the opportunity to brush his teeth. Smh sounds weird but as a child we had a family event and I walked in on my uncle brushing his teeth with my mother’s tooth brush. He didn’t know which was which. He chose the first one he touched. I told me mother and “she went off” but it’s sad . The stuff people say and do when they think no one is paying attention.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Definition of Clout Chasing...and to make it worse his momma had to accept the award from The Racist-In-Chief...I wonder if they gonna take it away now???

  • Shamwow

    That was probably what caused the investigation. Their nosy ass wondering why he didn’t show up. Then being unable to explain why he finally decided to show up everywhere else.

  • Nicole Myles

    They need to release that footage so I can ???

  • Malai

    She gotta be pregnant! Look at her lil bump in that black dress ???

  • The Art

    I'm just mad he got caught out there. Trump lies on the daily with no consequences. I kinds wish this dude was able to get away with it too.

  • Malai

    I am gushinnnnggggg omg I love her! Riri my baby ? i adored her every since her “music of the sun” album. This is the perfect time for her to have a baby :)

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    How do you know the jury was black?

  • Guess Who

    SMMFH

    When keeping it fraudulent goes terribly wrong....

  • morenadelsur

    Didn’t a lady on tv claim he helped her?? ?????

  • MythCalledLove

    They usually screen you. Get clearance before. But I was thinking with his warrants they knew they could get him this way.

  • R in NYC

    The shame of it all.???

  • MythCalledLove

    You can't use one wrong against another wrong just to make it ok. Both are wrong (That's what my mom use to say) 2 wrongs don't make it right. But I do understand what you mean. Different classes

  • MythCalledLove

    Everybody want to talk to Ofree As my nanna would say

  • garrisonville

    damn sure do

  • garrisonville

    tf they let him get on the plane for then. they gone just bring his azz right back home to face charges.

  • MRiGOThim

    You can't make this stuff up if you tried SMDH

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Was he lazy, mentally challenged or just didn't care about hygiene?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    l0l@ that gif!

  • ClaireHuxtable
  • ClaireHuxtable

    Somebody could have had the seat on that flight.

  • Shamwow

    He was lazy, not challenged but didn’t care about hygiene. It’s disgusting to think of it but why was a family event the right time to brush your teeth. Smh I still dont have the answer but it was disgusting and it pains me to think of a reason. Bless his heart though. He’s dead now.. (from AIDS) ? I wasn’t surprised when we found out he had it.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Sorry to hear that. RIP
    You weren't surprised?

  • Shamwow

    No. That’s sad though, but I put the evidence of his behavior together. He had kids all over the world. He was also In and out of jail. In my opinion Random kids with random women meant unprotected sex. I always thought that using someone’s toothbrush as a teen and becoming an adult that has at least 6 children in Nj, Ny, Ohio, etc with random women. Means he has a disregard for personal hygiene. It’s sad though but he also used drugs so he could’ve gotten it from any of his bad choices. ?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    That's exactly what they are...a series of bad choices.
    He heard a train coming yet decided to walk toward it instead of running in the opposite direction.

  • blue skies

    WOW?

  • Jennifer

    That man is fine as hell! ???

  • speakinmymind

    Pam...i'ma need u to not come back.????