Shocker: So-Called ‘Anti-Gay’ Incident in Utah Was Staged

Posted by on Jul 02, 2015 at 8:02 am

Imagine that, another phony hate crime.

A Utah man who alleged assailants carved homophobic slurs into his arms, robbed his pizza restaurant and firebombed his house has admitted faking the attacks, authorities said.

Now the question is whether Rick Jones, 22, of Delta will be prosecuted for reporting false crimes, Millard County Sheriff Robert Dekker told CNN affiliate KSL.

“The investigation has come to an end today with the admission of Richard (Rick) L. Jones Jr. to having staged all of the incidents,” the Sheriff’s Office and County Attorney’s office said in a Tuesday statement.

Dekker said he didn’t know why Jones staged the crimes. Jones’ lawyer, Brett Tolman, told KSL that Jones asked him to contact the Sheriff’s Office and call off the investigation.

They don’t know why? Um, maybe he has an agenda?

“At this point we are working with investigators and with the community at trying to point out and recognize that what this really amounts to is a very serious cry for help by an individual … who is gay and is in need of mental health treatment, which he is getting,” Tolman said. “I don’t think it was an intention on the part of our client to do anything criminal.”

People who donated money for Jones will be reimbursed, he said, noting that the fundraisers were not Jones’ idea.

In a story that ran on CNN.com in June, Jones said he was first attacked outside his family-owned pizza restaurant and woke up with the words “die” carved into one arm and the word “f*g” in the other. The restaurant was robbed twice and homophobic slurs were painted on the eatery and the home he shares with his parents, he said.

Back when this bullshit story was concocted a headline screamed They Carved ‘Die Fag’ Into His Arms at the Daily Beast. Curiously, the author is ignoring the latest developments. Funny, that.

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5 Responses to “Shocker: So-Called ‘Anti-Gay’ Incident in Utah Was Staged”

  1. Cindy on 2/02/15 at 9:58 am

    It’s almost like there is oppression envy in the libtard community. Gays, Feminists, SJW’s, ethnics of all persuasions…..they have no identity except as victims.

  2. Steve Skubinna on 2/02/15 at 10:15 am

    “I don’t think it was an intention on the part of our client to do anything criminal.”

    Right. Imagine his surprise to discover that vandalism, theft and arson are considered “crimes” in Utah! Stupid backwards Mormon state…

    Well, he was only trying to start a conversation.

  3. Steven on 2/02/15 at 11:01 am

    When “victims” have words written on them, it’s almost always a hoax.

    This has been common knowledge for years, but for some reason, the hate crime hoaxers just keep doing it.

  4. Phil McKann on 2/02/15 at 11:44 am

    Uh, yeah, I knew this was a hoax when I first read it. These stories nearly always are.

    The story was so contrived; it was like an eight-year-old made it up.

  5. Zenon Trucan on 2/02/15 at 5:42 pm

    Any update on the Tennessee hardware store owner who put up a hand written gays not welcome sign on his front door?
    I figured the mighty keyboard commando heroes on social media would have flocked the place and shut it down by now in the interest of all-inclusive coexisting tolerance.