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After a Central Texas man falsely 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. The story gets worse. Three family members are now facing charges.
On Sept. 8th, Scott Lattin, a disabled veteran, told Whitney police someone tagged his truck with “Black Lives Matter” and other graffiti because he displayed pro-police messages and symbols on his pickup truck. $6,000 in donations poured in from around the country.
In a new development, Cindy Lattin, who is Scott’s wife, and their 18-year-old son, Jason, were arrested Monday and charged with false report of a police officer.
Scott Lattin claimed previously that he was targeted because of the ‘pro-police’ stickers he displayed on his truck.
But after Fox 4 News reported on the alleged incident, the police compared the footage with photos they had taken. Due to discrepancies, like the inside suddenly ripped apart when it was previously intact, police discovered that Lattin was lying and he later confessed, according to the police.
Fox 4 News reports that it was after the family’s stories changed several times and investigators found evidence of a black spray paint can at the home, that Scott admitted to doing the damage to the truck.
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