Unbelievable: 10 Times a White Person Blamed Their Crime on a Phantom Black Person
By Chevell Davis
The national phenomenon of “blaming the black man” for reckless and irresponsible behavior from dominant society seems to be an on-going trend.
This type of behavior displays the total disregard for the
To further demonstrate that these incidents aren’t outliers, I’ve compiled a top 10 list of the most egregious claims.
Clayton County Police officer Christopher Russo – Georgia – 2014
Clayton County Police Officer Christopher Russo claimed he walked in on a burglary in progress. The Officer who lived in McDonough, Georgia stated to McDonough Police that he had been ambushed off duty, beaten, peppered sprayed and was also sliced with a knife.
Russo also provided investigators with a description of two suspects who “sounded” like they may have been black males, though he did not get a good look. After investigating Officer Russo’s allegations, things did not add up, according to detectives, who said Russo’s statements were inconsistent.
Officer Russo ultimately confessed making the story up to an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, which assisted with the investigation.
Officer Russo was also involved in two on-duty shootings in 2013 and had also been previously named Officer of the year.
Brent Thomas Posada – California – 2014
Posada, a California gun owner, shot himself intentionally with a high powered air rifle on February 1, 2014.
Posada was taken to the Shasta Regional Medical Center where he was admitted with a gunshot wound which was automatically reported to local authorities.
Posada claimed that he was standing on the sidewalk when a man approached him and pointed a gun at his head. He then stated he pushed the suspects arm to the side and was subsequently shot in the abdomen.
The fictitious black male that approached Posada was described to Redding Police as a black male approximately 6 feet tall, 185 pounds and was possibly in his late 20’s.
The black male, according to Posada, was wearing a black hoodie-style sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black high – top sneakers with silver stripes.
After Investigators found no evidence to support Posada’s allegations and the condition of his clothes and injuries contradicted his version of events, his story changed. He confessed that he had been in his apartment when he intentionally shot himself.
Kolby Clark – Washington – 2012
Jasmyn Tully, a teenager at Burien’s Highline High School from Tukwila, Washington had been smoking a synthetic drug called “spice” and had fallen asleep in a friend’s apartment.
Kolby Clark, Ms. Tully’s friend, a 17 year old white male, decided to strangle Tully while she was sleeping but his attempts were unsuccessful and he began ståbbing her in the neck where she later d¡ed from her wounds.
He stated to police while he was in such a “drugged induced” state that he had an urge to hurt someone.
After he murdered Ms. Tully he proceeded to cut his wrists to cover up the crime and blamed the incident on an “unknown black male”.
Jill Quigg and Georgios Keskinidis – Massachusetts – 2010
Jill Quigg, who played “Dottie” in Ben Affleck’s Boston Based movie “Gone Baby Gone”, was accused, along with her accomplice Georgios Keskinidis, of stealing a 32-inch flat-screen TV and a personal printer.
The two were picked up by police after neighbors reported seeing the pair carrying the items from a house on South Street, located in Quincy, Massachusetts.
When confronted by the police, Quigg told them a “black man” had broken into the apartment and when he was seen by them he dropped the stolen items and ran off.
An interview of witnesses at the location stated Quigg and Keskinidis were both seen coming from the apartment and they were subsequently arrested and later charged.
Bonnie Sweeten – Pennsylvania – 2009
Bonnie Sweeten, a 40 year old white woman from Pennsylvania, generated a story including two fictitious black males when she said she’d been kidnapped by them.
Sweeten made a frantic call to 9-1-1 at 1:45 p.m. on the day of the alleged abduction saying after a fender-bender accident involving her GMC Yukon Denali and a Cadillac; two Black men in the other car forced her and little daughter Julia into the trunk of their Cadillac and sped off.
In addition to the crime of filing a false police report, Ms. Sweeten was also attempting to cover up stealing money from her family as well as a law firm where she was employed.
Ms. Sweeten took the money she stole and financed a trip to Disney World for her and her daughter. While Ms. Sweeten was having a fabulous time at the Florida amusement park a massive multi-state search was taking place with several law enforcement agencies involved.
Sweeten made a conscious decision to blame two black males to get away with her reckless behavior.
Amanda Knox – Italy – 2007
Though this crime took place thousands of miles from the borders of the United States, Amanda Knox, an American woman who was studying abroad in Perugia, Italy was tried in an Italian court and convicted of murdering Meredith Kercher.
Knox and her lover, Raffaele Sollecito, were tried together, initially found guilty of the murder, spent almost four years in prison, but then were released by acquittals at a second level trial in October 2011.
When this incident occurred Ms. Knox was employed at a local bar, Le Chic, which was owned by a black male identified as Patrick Diya Lumumba.
Mr. Lumumba who was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was initially blamed by Amanda Knox for the murder of Meredith Kercher and provided this information to the authorities when she was questioned.
Mr. Lumumba was arrested, but after providing authorizes with an airtight alibi, he was released.
Brian Wells – Pennsylvania – 2003
Brian Wells, a middle aged pizza delivery man, walked into a PNC Bank in Erie, Pennsylvania with a bomb strapped to his chest hidden beneath his clothing.
He quietly provided the teller with a note stating that he been taken hostage by a group of black males and that his life would be in danger if he did not receive $250,000 in cash from the bank in exactly 15 minutes.
The bank provided Wells with approximately $9,000 and Wells left the location and was shortly thereafter stopped by police. The bomb that was strapped to Wells body exploded killing him during the exchange between himself and the police.
The FBI later concluded that Wells had been a participant in the crime and closed the books on the case.
Ashley Todd – Pennsylvania – 2011
Ashley Todd, a 20 year old college student who was also a volunteer for the McCain/Palin campaign, generated a story stating that she had been attacked by an unknown black male.
Ms. Todd stated that the subject who was identified as being approximately 6’4 feet in height approached her from behind, put a knife to her throat and demanded money.
She further stated the black male in question may have noticed a “McCain/Palin” bumper sticker on her car which may have fueled his aggression.
According to Todd the man then punched her in the back of the head, knocked her to the ground and scratched a backward letter “B” into her face with a dull knife.
During the investigative phase of this incident Ms. Todd received a call from Presidential / VP candidates John McCain and Sarah Palin expressing their sympathy.
After failing a polygraph, she later confessed to making the story up.
Todd, of College Station, Texas, was entered into a probation program for first-time offenders. If she completes the program without incident, her arrest record will be expunged.
Bethany Storro – Washington – 2011
Bethany Storro a 28 year old resident of Vancouver, Washington claimed that an unknown black female approached her while she was in a Washington Park and threw acid in her face.
Ms. Storro received a great deal of sympathy from the press as well as family members and neighbors as a result of her story of the phantom black woman that assaulted her. She was also suffering from a then undiagnosed mental illness called “body dysmorphic disorder”.
Storro said she didn’t intend to blame the attack on someone else, but once she did, she began to enjoy the attention she received. Her lie caused such a commotion that even she started to believe the story, Storro added.
Charles Stuart – Massachusetts – 1989
On October 23, 1989, Charles Stuart, the manager of an upscale fur store in Boston, shot his pregnant wife and himself, apparently as part of an insurance scheme.
After going to childbirth classes at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Stuart said a “Black gunman” forced his way into their car at a stoplight and shot him in the stomach and his wife, Carol, in the head. Both the wife and baby died.
The break in the case came when Stuart’s brother, Matthew, went to police and admitted that he had gone to the murder scene, by prearrangement with his brother, to remove his sister-in-law’s jewelry, purse and the gun.
The next day, Charles Stuart committed suicide by jumping off a bridge into the Boston Harbor. Matthew Stuart was sentenced to three to five years in prison for concealing evidence in the case.