Jussie Smollett 2.0?
Ex-Washington Redskins player Edawn Coughman has been arrested on suspicion of staging his own hate crime by vandalizing his own Georgia-based restaurants with racial slurs and the “MAGA” slogan in order to frame Trump supporters as the culprit!
Unfortunately for Coughman, the police were called out to the scene by a passerby who saw that one of the restaurants was being broken into, and Coughman was caught in the act, attempting to get away from the scene in his pick-up truck that contatined spray paint, a prybar, and flatscreen TVs in the truck bed.
Check out the breaking news of the alleged framed “hate crime” that hit Twitter:
Here's a video on the details of the Coughman arrest with photos of the damage he allegedly did to his own restaurant in order to make it look like a racially-motivated hate crime by Trump supporters:
Breitbart has more details on the apparent Jussie Smollet copycat case:
Former Washington Redskins tackle Edawn Coughman, 31, was arrested in Gwinnett County, Georgia, on September 11 after someone reported the vandalism of his small restaurant.
Coughman owns the Create and Bake pizza restaurant and Coughman’s Creamery in Lawrence, an establishment that police found damaged after a citizen reported that the establishment was being broken into and deface, according to 11 Alive.
When police arrived, they observed Coughman driving away from the place in a black Chevy Silverado. When they pulled him over, officers discovered a number of flatscreen TVs still on brackets in the truck’s bed. The TVs appeared to have been ripped from the walls of the restaurant.
Meanwhile, other officers discovered that Coughman’s establishment had been seriously vandalized with “MAGA” spray painted on the walls several times along with racial epithets.
The Washington Examiner added:
After witnesses described an act of vandalism at one of his restaurants, Coughman was reportedly arrested in a suspicious vehicle with a crowbar and other items consistent with the crime for which he was being charged.
Police alleged that Coughman scrawled "MAGA" and racial epithets on the walls of his businesses, alleging that he was trying to collect on an insurance scam by staging a hate crime.
"It's possible he was trying to stage this as a hate crime," one investigator said. "We don't know if he was trying to get attention for this. What we do know is, if that witness had not called us and if those officers had not responded as quickly as they did, we would probably be sitting here talking about a completely different crime in which Mr. Coughman would be trying to say he's a victim."