Woman who said she was target of Trump-related hate crime admits to fabricating story

Woman who said she was target of Trump-related hate crime admits to fabricating story
Adwoa Lewis (Image: Nassau County Police Department)

According to what she told police, 19-year-old Adwoa Lewis of Baldwin, N.Y., she was driving home on the evening of Sept. 1 when four teenagers approached her car, yelled “Trump 2016!” and said she didn’t belong here. The question of why anyone would yell “Trump 2016!” two years after the election and with midterms approaching was apparently never asked and never answered.

But this was more to Lewis’s complaint. She told police that when she awoke the next morning, she found the tires of her car slashed and a note that read “Go Home.”

Image via the Daily Mail

The good news for Lewis is that after an “extensive investigation” into her claims, the police succeeded in making an arrest last Friday. The bad news is that she was the one arrested.

According to New York station WABC, the investigation revealed that there had been no altercation. When confronted with the facts, Lewis admitted that the whole affair was a hoax — that she had written the hateful note herself and placed it on her own car.

Lewis has been charged with making a false punishable written statement and was released on an appearance ticket. She is expected to appear in court on September 24.

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Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."


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