A teenager in Buffalo, New York, who reportedly claimed his car was spraypainted with racial and homophobic slurs in October now faces charges of insurance fraud.
“Officials say 18-year-old Clifton Eutsey faces a third degree insurance fraud charge, a class D felony, after he allegedly vandalized his own vehicle on October 15,” WKBW reported.
The teen also faces three misdemeanor charges and was arraigned virtually November 10.
“It turns out that Mr. Eutsey did it himself,” Erie County District Attorney John Flynn stated. “He allegedly called the insurance company up to try to get a claim for the damage to his car.”
The graffiti on the vehicle reportedly included swastikas and the phrase “Trump 4 President,” according to the Buffalo News.
“The 2004 BMW also had its windshield smashed and sugar poured in its gas tank,” the article said, adding that there was video evidence to support the fraud allegation.