I'd like to dedicate this story to all of those who think that Black people are paranoid whiner's who love to play the race card.
In a shocking, or maybe not so shocking revelation, depending on who you are, A California man admitted to authorities this week that he lied about being shot by a black man.
In an interview on Monday, Brent Thomas Posada told the Redding Police Department that he actually shot himself with a high-powered air rifle at the beginning of the month.
It all began after a medical center reported a gunshot victim to the authorities. When questioned, Posada claimed that he was on the sidewalk when a black man came up and pointed a gun to his head. He said he pushed the assailant's arm away, but was shot in the abdomen as a result.
Posada described his shooter as a 6-foot-tall black male in his late 20s, weighing approximately 185 pounds. He even described the outfit the supposed shooter was wearing, saying he had on a black hoodie sweatshirt, blue jeans and black, silver-striped high-top shoes.
I guess a hoodie is now the uniform of choice for imaginary Black criminals. Maybe he would have gotten away with it if he claimed that this phantom menace had skittles and iced tea.
But a quick search by the authorities showed no evidence, and his clothing and injuries did not add up. He eventually changed his story, saying that he had shot himself while at home.
It is as yet undetermined as to whether or not charges will be filed, but the case has been referred to the district attorney’s office.
The last time I checked filing a false police report was a crime in most jurisdictions.