HOAX: Buffalo Man Charged with Fraud After Allegedly Spraypainting His Own Car With Racist “Trump” Slurs
A Buffalo man has been charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor counts after allegedly spraypainting his own BMW vehicle with racial slurs and pro-Donald Trump messages.
18-year old Clifton Eutsey has been charged with insurance fraud, offering a false instrument for filing in the second degree, falsifying business records, and falsely reporting an incident. The insurance fraud charge is a felony.
The BMW was spraypainted with swastikas, pro-Klu Klux Klan and Donald Trump messages. The graffiti had been investigated as a potential hate crime after it was reported, but at some point Buffalo investigators seem to have realized that something didn’t check out about the idea of racist vandals targeting a random vehicle for pro-Trump and hateful spraypaint messages.
A woman named Emma Mills described herself as the owner of the car last month following the incident, but Erie County District Attorney John Flynn identified Eutsey as the owner when he announced the charges on Tuesday.
Eutsey is also facing criminal charges for illegal gun possession, stemming from an unrelated incident last month. He faces up to seven years in prison if he’s convicted of the fraud charges, and even more time if he’s convicted on the outstanding criminal charges.
Jussie Smollett probably could’ve devised a more convincing plot than this.