An 18 year old man from Buffalo is facing insurance fraud charges for claiming that his 2004 BMW was vandalized wit racist graffiti and pro- Trump messages like “Trump 4 President” after the prosecutors said that he made those damages on his own.
The boy, Clifton Eutsey has been charged in the Buffalo City Court last week with charges like third-degree insurance fraud, falsifying records, and falsely reporting an incident, among other offenses, says reports.
The Erie County District Attorney john Flynn said that one of the boy’s neighbours filed the vandalism report on 15th October after seeing the boy’s car vandalized and covered in graffiti which included swastikas, homophobic slurs, and pro-Trump messages.
Clifton was interviewed and he said that, “I never thought that happens” and “I thought that was stuff that happened in movies.” His original Facebook post showed the vandalism provoked accusations saying that he has done it himself to which he denied.
Clifton said, “Who would do that to their own vehicle? Who does that? Nobody does that to their own car. How are you going to get around now if you do that to your car?
After a thorough investigation the investigators say that he did it himself, said Flynn. He added, “I don’t want to go exactly into what the evidence is but there’s some video out there and there’s just good old-fashioned investigating. Talking to witnesses. Talking to family. Talking to neighbors. We put 2 and 2 together and he’s 4.”
Clifton turned himself in on November 10. His attorney pleaded a not guilty comment on his behalf. Per state reform measures, he was not taken into custody because his crimes did not qualify under bail. He is due back in court on January 11 and faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.