They make everything bigger in Texas. Even lies, which might be the biggest of any place on the planet. Breitbart News has worked hard to capitalize on those lies, but this time they found themselves a big fat lemon.
Police charged 45-year-old Scott Lattin with making a false report after arresting him at his home in Whitney, Texas. While the suspect denied the accusation during a brief on-camera interview, his arrest warrant stated that he admitted to damaging the truck for “insurance reasons.”
Lattin organized the fundraiser after claiming last week that vandals spray-painted “Black Lives Matter” across his truck as well as “F*ck the police” because he had decorated the vehicle with the phrase “Police Lives Matter” in support of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth, who was shot and killed at a gas station last month. Both authorities and conservatives have attempted to connect Goforth’s death with the movement, seemingly without any evidence.
Whitney Police Chief Chris Bentley told KDFW that when his department took Lattin’s initial statement, there was no damage to the inside of the truck. But footage aired on the station showed that the suspect then claimed that the vehicle’s seats were slashed and its glove compartment ripped open.
“We have so many groups that have participated and come to Whitney, Texas of all places to help these people,” Bentley said. “And for them to have been deceived? It’s just wrong.”
Breitbart News made a huge deal out of this earlier this month.
Whitney Police Officer Chris Chadwick told Fox 4 News that kids might have vandalized the property. He added, it still troubles him “Because this is where it starts. It starts out as spray paint on a truck, and then it could escalate.”
Breitbart Texas reported on August 28th that members of the #FYF911 or #FukYoFlag and #BlackLivesMatter movements called for the lynching and hanging of white people and cops. They encouraged others on a radio show to “turn the tide” and kill white people and cops to send a message about the killing of black people in America.
Oops. Looks like they were wrong. Will there be a retraction?