An 18-year-old Buffalo man who told authorities someone spray-painted his car with “Trump 4 President” allegedly vandalized the vehicle himself.
Clifton Eutsey claimed his 2004 BMW was smeared with swastikas and homophobic slurs, while the windshield had also been smashed and sugar poured into the gas tank, The Buffalo News reported.
Pictures of his battered car circulated on social media and Eutsey told WKBW he had no idea who would vandalize his car.
“I never thought that happens,” he told the outlet in October. “I thought that was stuff that happened in movies.”
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said a neighbor reported the vandalism on Oct. 15. He said there was video evidence that Eutsey vandalized his car.
Eutsey turned himself on Nov. 15. He’s been charged with third-degree insurance fraud and falsifying a report.
He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.