Cops: Texas Man Vandalized Own Truck with Anti-Police Messages
UPDATE 9/20/15: A Texas man who claimed vandals tagged his pickup truck with "Black Lives Matter" and other graffiti because he displayed pro-police messages has been arrested because police believe he vandalized the truck.
Friday afternoon, Whitney police arrested Scott Lattin on a misdemeanor charge of making a false police report.
(Original story below)
A disabled veteran from Texas says his family’s only car was vandalized because of their support for police.
Scott Lattin and his family wanted to show solidarity with police, so they painted the words “police lives matter” on the back window of their truck.
“They need support so they can feel what they do, putting their lives on the line every day, is worth it,” Lattin told Fox4News.com.
This week, someone spray-painted obscenities about the police on their car and wrote “black lives matter” in spray paint across the side of the truck. The vandal or vandals also tore out the glove box, stole a laptop and scanner, and ripped up the truck’s seats.
“Engage me in a dialogue, don’t destroy my stuff,” Lattin said. “This is the only truck we have. I firmly believe black lives matter, white lives matter, police lives matter.”