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Cops: Texas Dad Vandalized Own Truck with Anti-Police Messages

A passerby photographs the spray painted message of “Black Lives Matter” that was painted on a monument to former Confederate President Jefferson Davis on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., Thursday, June 25, 2015. The vandalism comes after a mass shooting in Charleston South Carolina has sparked a nationwide debate on the public display of Confederate imagery.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A passerby photographs the spray painted message of “Black Lives Matter” that was painted on a monument to former Confederate President Jefferson Davis on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., Thursday, June 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

 
WHITNEY, Texas (Fox News 4) – A Central Texas man who claimed anti-police vandals had attacked the family pickup truck has been arrested after police believe he vandalized the truck.

Scott Lattin, a disabled veteran, told Whitney police on Sept. 8 someone tagged his truck with “Black Lives Matter” and other graffiti because he displayed pro-police messages and symbols on his pickup.

But on Friday afternoon, Whitney police arrested Lattin on a misdemeanor charge of making a false police report.

“Very disturbing,” said Whitney Police Chief Chris Bentley.

Bentley said the investigation turned to Lattin because after FOX4 first broke the story.

 

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