Gay Hate Crime Hoax: Gay Slur Carved Into Utah Man’s Arm Was Staged

Gay Hate Crime Hoax: Gay Slur Carved Into Utah Man’s Arm Was Staged

You have got to be freaking kidding me. First off, don’t let the clean shaven baby face fool you… this is not a kid. He’s a grown man. A raving moonbat, but a man. He lives in a small town in Utah that is very much like Mayberry. He claims he was beaten and a gay slur was carved into his arm. The alleged attacks began with a beating at his family’s pizza business in April that left him with head and facial bruising. Five days later, the family’s home was found spray-painted with a gay slur. Then on June 10th, a rock and a molotov cocktail were thrown through the window of the home. That same day, the business was spray-painted, broken into and robbed of $1,000. Sounds horrid, right? Except all of it was faked. This moron did all of this for attention.

Rick Jones

21-year-old Rick Jones

From the AP:

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who reported someone beat him and carved a homophobic slur into his arm staged the attacks, authorities in rural Utah said Tuesday.

Millard County Sheriff Robert Dekker said Rick Jones, 21, could face charges after officers investigating the series of reported attacks found inconsistencies in the evidence. The Delta man eventually acknowledged faking the harassment, Dekker said.

Brett Tolman, an attorney for Jones, said the reports were a cry for help initially directed toward people close to him, and Jones didn’t realize how much attention they would get.

“I think it’s such good evidence of the difficulties members of the gay community deal with, and some make better choices than others,” Tolman said.

Jones has since begun mental health treatment, the lawyer said.

The purported attacks began with a beating at his family’s pizza business in April that left Jones with head and facial bruising.

Five days later, the family’s home was found spray-painted with a homophobic slur. On June 10, a rock and a molotov cocktail were thrown through the window of the home. That same day, the business was spray-painted, broken into and robbed of $1,000.

Jones told KSL-TV earlier this month he believed he was targeted because he is gay.

Dekker said prosecutors are considering possible charges including filing a false report and reckless burning.

Tolman said Jones didn’t have any criminal intent and the outpouring of support after the allegations became public was a good message.

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox publicly declared his support after the allegations were reported. Cox said Tuesday that he’s relieved that the troubling allegations weren’t authentic, but he’s concerned for Jones and his family and hopes they find “peace and healing.”

Now, he’s hiding behind the infamous mental health excuse, as if that somehow absolves him of what he has done. His scuzzy attorney says all of this was just a cry for help. Right. The attorney is also saying this highlights the difficulties gays face – excuse me? This person seems to have created all of his own problems and his goal was to blame others so they would be thought badly of, while shoving himself into the limelight. And claiming he didn’t have any criminal intent is just ridiculous. I hope they throw the book at him. I sincerely hope this jerk finds peace and healing too… in a cell. As Chicks On The Right put it so well… next time dude, wear a ribbon. This loser stages hate crimes so his neighbors can be labeled bigots and the media merrily runs off on a witch hunt for conservatives and Christians. The intent is the persecution of those of faith once again. How very Progressively tolerant.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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