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Published On: Wed, Nov 30th, 2016

Bowling Green State University’s Eleesha Long confesses that ‘hate crime’ story by Trump supporters was fake

A black, female Bowling Green State University student allegedly fabricated a hate crime story about white, male President-Elect Donald Trump supporters attacking her on campus and is now being charged for faking a police report.

The day after Trump’s presidential victory, Eleesha Long told Bowling Green police that she had been attacked by three men wearing Trump gear who “began to throw rocks” at her, according to ABC13.

no racism symbol slash logoLong took to her Facebook page to share the story, describing in detail what each Trump supporter was wearing and giving a description of as to where the alleged hate crime had occurred, but never actually called the police.

Long’s Facebook post went viral and her father notified law enforcement after he said he was not able to get in touch with her.

Local detectives took Long into police headquarters and asked her to share details of the described hate crime. Long reportedly began telling police multiple stories about the incident, to include changing the location of the alleged incident.

Lt. Dan Mancuso with the BG Police Division said, “several times the complainant changed her story about what happened, where it happened, and when it happened.”

“Based on that information, it proved that she was not in the location that of when she said it occurred,” Lt. Mancuso told 13abc.

Her text messages allegedly reveal her real motivation may have been frustration with friends and family who were Trump supporters.

Long offered racist and offensive remarks agains against Trump supporters that she sent to her boyfriend and mother. According to reports, she used words like, “this is why you should take an IQ test to vote,” “I hope they all get AIDS,” “I haven’t met a decent Trump supporter yet.”

Long was charged with falsification and obstructing official business. She was also issued a citation and will have a future court date. The woman told the news outlet that she was hiring a lawyer to fight the charge.

 

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