No, the “sticky yellow substance” was not “spray-painted” on the mayor’s car. But she’s doubling down on the “hate crime” story anyway. As reported by WPDE:
Again, we are grateful the person or persons did not try to take our lives but the culprits will be identified and prosecuted. Love conquers hate and my husband and I refuse to be intimidated by those who perpetrated this act of vandalism which I classify as an act of hatred.
Gosh, those South Carolina flowers need to be arrested, pronto!
Darnell Byrd McPherson, the mayor of Lamar, South Carolina, believed she was victimized by a racist hate crime earlier this month when she found her and her husband’s cars covered in a “yellow, sticky substance.”
However, local authorities and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) have since confirmed that there was no crime committed, determining the “yellow, sticky substance” to be pollen.
Nonetheless, McPherson feels she was victimized for the color of her skin. Perhaps by flowers and bees….
To McPherson, this was a clear hate crime due to the history of the town: “I likened it as a hate crime because No. 1, there’s a history in our town of Lamar,” she said….
Darlington County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Robby Kilgo told Newsweek his team found the substance “to be pollen” and that “[t]here was no reason for us to collect a sample.”.
“We reviewed the incident report, but we did not open a formal investigation” because they “did not believe a crime occurred,” said a spokeswoman for SLED….