Skip to comments.Crime "Victim" Ends Up Being Hate Crime Perp.
Posted on 01/15/2012 4:55:06 PM PST by Thunderballer
Man arrested, charged with hate crime
HIALEAH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A man once thought to be a victim has been arrested and charged with a hate crime.
On Jan. 2, Luis Alberto Gonzalez told Hialeah Police he left a local pizza restaurant and was robbed by two African American males and was then shot in the head. After being shot, Gonzalez then said he got in his car and crashed into a nearby funeral home near Palm Avenue and 49th Street. Hialeah Police arrived on the scene and started looking for the two African American males in this alleged robbery.
However, this violent crime spree has a new twist. On Wednesday, police said the victim in the case is now a suspect. According to sources, Gonzalez was going up and down Palm Avenue trying to run over black people and that led to him being shot.
Hialeah Police tracked down the two African American men, Tarvis James and Andy Alexander, who told police Gonzalez tried to run them over, and they opened fire in self-defense. Hialeah Police Chief Mark Overton said, "[They said] that Mr. Gonzalez initiated an unprovoked, racially-motivated attack toward Mr. Alexander and James."
According to authorities, James and Alexander simply walked by Gonzalez, who is now accused of shouting a racial slur at them. Gonzalez then got into his pickup truck, revved the engine and tried to run over the two men, police said. James moved out of the way and shot at Gonzalez; the bullet struck his head.
Hialeah Police investigated the new allegation and ended up charging Gonzalez, who originally called this a shooting, with a hate crime. "This is the first reported hate crime in the City of Hialeah.
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“This is the first reported hate crime in the City of Hialeah. The irony of this case is that the alleged victim actually turns out to become the defendant,” said Overton.
Do you remember years ago when some kids in a moving vehicle were shooting frozen paintballs at pedestrians and one fired back with lead?
What, attempted murder with a vehicle isn’t enough?
Several tears back two muslims from Detroit were found badly burned in a car in Jackson Michigan. They claimed that two black men had set them on fire.
It turned out that they accidentally set themselves on fire while trying to burn a mosque for insurance in another town. Poor fellas lingered for a few days before dying. LOL
“Because this is the first altercation of mixed race where the perp wasnt black ?”
You’re right; the perp is guilty as hell, too - they’ve given him “three names” (James Earl Ray, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Wayne Gacey).
On to sentencing!