Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Did Calum McSwiggan lie about a Hate Crime?

So, some gay YouTube star named Calum McSwiggan claimed to have been attacked at WeHo. He shared a photo of himself in the hospital, saying it was “the worst night of my life.”

I saw this float around social media and thought... Maybe this happened, maybe it didn't. It looks like it didn't.

The WeHo Sheriff’s Station are saying Calum’s claims are false. In fact, Calum was examined in the parking lot of Pavilions grocery store on Santa Monica Boulevard, and the cops saw no signs of injuries. Then, some interesting tidbits came out that shook up his story.

The cops said that Calum vandalized car, and they police arrested him. Calum was booked, photographed and placed into a cell. So, you may be asking about the injuries from the pics, well, according to the cops... he did it to himself.

The cops said that Calum by himself beat himself with the handle and receiver to a payphone inside the cell.

Here's a statement from the sheriff's department:
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has an affirmative duty to fully investigate all assaults and reports of violence in our community. Deputies from West Hollywood Station responded to and investigated the report by Calum McSwiggan that he was assaulted by three males after leaving a local nightclub early Monday morning. Responding deputies were unable to substantiate the assault. Mr. McSwiggan, who had no visible injuries, was subsequently arrested after deputies observed him vandalizing a car in the 8900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard. After being booked and photographed, Mr. McSwiggan was placed into a cell by himself at West Hollywood Station. Mr. McSwiggan was then observed injuring himself with the handle and receiver to a payphone inside the cell. Medical personnel were summoned and Mr. McSwiggan was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Mr. McSwiggan’s booking photo was taken prior to deputies seeing Mr. McSwiggan injuring himself. That booking photo is attached.

Lord... And then these tweets came out about his vandalism

Looks like somebody's lyin'!


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