Yesterday we called out a reverse fake hate crime after some MAGA folk claimed that an unnamed guy running a Trump t-shirt stand in Easton was attacked by a few vans full of people who spit on him and assaulted him. The story just wasn’t believable, but they gave themselves away when they said that the Easton cop who was alerted about told them that they were on their own.
Well the mainstream media did what it always does when we write a story like this –
They wrote about it and cited “social media” as their source. As if Turtleboy is an entity that doesn’t exist outside of this platform. But at least they got the story right and verified that our gut feeling was 1,000% accurate per usual.
A Facebook post claimed a veteran selling Trump 2020 merchandise on the side of the road was “attacked” by people who jumped out of vans, spit on the man and drove off – all while a police officer, who was directing traffic nearby, told the victim there was “nothing he could do.” But police say the incident didn’t occur as reported on social media. They say the woman who made the post wasn’t actually present when the incident occurred and that the alleged victim described a “very different encounter” – one in which the officer who was accused of idly standing by had actually already left the scene.
Deputy Police Chief Keith Boone told The Enterprise that police only learned of a potential incident on Monday morning, after the Facebook posts were brought to the department’s attention.
Translation – the Deputy Chief found out about it because he reads Turtleboy.
But I thought our friend Sandra said it was legit?
Are you saying that Beehive Betsy is a liar?
That Uncle Turtleboy sure is a (checks notes) libtard who puts words in people’s mouths. Words that they literally said a few hours before.
Turns out the “witness,” LoriAnn Johnson, wasn’t really a witness, and the guy running the stand was her employee.
On Monday morning, Boone said he read the Facebook posts and spoke with the officer who was working on Sunday. He said the officer was “quite puzzled” by the post because he wasn’t approached by anyone, nor was anything reported to the Police Department during any of Sunday’s shifts.
Boone said he asked the officer to locate the woman who posted that the officer had done nothing in order to determine if she was a witness to a crime and to help police locate a potential victim.
“The officer was able to locate and speak with her Monday and learned that she was not present, nor did she know exactly what had occurred, other than her employee was the alleged victim involved and spoke to her after the incident took place,” Boone said.
The woman told police that three vans pulled up in front of her employee while he was at the corner of Turnpike and Foundry streets and that “15 Spanish looking people jumped out,” Boone said. She claimed that they surrounded the worker, spat on him and called him racial slurs. She told the officer she was under the impression that he tried to speak to an officer and that nothing could be done.
Oh look, she lied about 15 “Spanish looking people” assaulting her employee at the Trump t-shirt stand, and as a result a bunch of people posted support and vowed to go buy a shirt. Almost as if this entire thing was by design, and she blamed another race of people because she knew it would fire up the base. Ya know, the exact same thing Jussie Smollett did.
The employee called his boss a liar too.
Police also contacted the man who had been selling merchandise on Sunday.
“He described a very different encounter than previously explained to the officer,” Boone said. “In fact, he stated that approximately 20 to 30 minutes after the motorcycle run had gone through the intersection and the police officer had left, a ‘tinted Audi truck’ pulled into the parking lot.”
The man told police that two people – a man and a woman – exited the vehicle and yelled at him. They called him racial slurs and spat on the ground, he said, but did not spit on him, as was reported on social media.
“He was asked if either of them physically harmed him or attacked him in any way. He stated they had not,” Boone said. “He was asked if he attempted to speak with a police officer or contacted the Easton Police Department at any time regarding the incident. He stated that he had not.”
The man told police he didn’t report the incident because “it was just verbal,” Boone said. Police asked the man about the possibility of 15 people being involved or any vans being present during the encounter. He told officers a brown van was in the corner of the parking lot, but no one got out of it or approached him.
Well how bout that? The whole thing was made up. It was just two assholes getting into a pissing match with him. What do you have to say about that LoriAnn?
She’s throwing her employee under the bus. HE “exaggerated,” the story, not her. She just blindly reported what he allegedly told her and passed it off as an undeniable fact. Coincidentally it worked out well for her because people were motivated to buy t-shirts. Then of course the mainstream media took his story and twisted it to make her look bad.
She also is now admitting that her employee did NOT ask for help from the police because he was “embarrassed,” even though she previously made it clear that he DID ask the police for help and they did nothing.
She had the chance to clear this up with the Enterprise but she chose to lie on Facebook instead.
Johnson, who posted the initial comments on Facebook, didn’t respond to a request for comment. Boone said he was disappointed and that it was unfortunate some members of the community would berate an officer on social media based on the circumstances.
Because this is what people do now. They insulate themselves in bubbles and don’t talk to anyone outside of it, because they know that no one inside the bubble would ever call them out on their bullshit. Social media and cable TV have conditioned us to surround ourselves with people who don’t challenge what we say, so long as it goes along with the narrative the group is trying to push. In Jussie’s case it was “Trump inspires hate crimes,” and in LoriAnna and Sandra’s case it was “We’re victims of illegal immigrants too.”
Who cares if an innocent police officer gets dragged through the mud?
“The officer in question is one of our newer officers who was raised in town and takes great pride in serving his community. He, along with all of our officers, strive each day to make Easton a great place to live, work and raise a family,” he said. “We all try to create positive interactions with the community on a daily basis and the notion that an officer would turn his or her back on someone being attacked is outrageous. But, we can only control what we can control and will continue to set out each day committed to delivering excellent police services to the town.”
As long as LoriAnn can sell more t-shirts.
Now that the police have confirmed that Lori and Sandra made the whole thing up you’d think that they’d bow their heads in shame. But instead they’re pulling a Jussie and doubling down by calling it fake news.
The bottom line here is that you should question everything you see, even if it fits your narrative. This is why you read Turtleboy Sports – because we’re the only media outlet that isn’t afraid to call out bullshit on either side of the aisle when we see it. We are beholden only to the FACKS.
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