“Even if you’re caught in a hate-crime hoax, chances are good you won’t be sanctioned beyond being outed as a liar.
Dauntarius Williams won’t face charges for filing a false police report about the n-word graffiti and threat he painted on his own car near Kansas State University, The Kansas City Star reports.
Riley County Police said that because Williams admitted he was behind the graffiti and was “genuinely remorseful,” it would “not be in the best interests” of the community to charge him.
Williams wrote in a statement distributed by police that the graffiti was a “Halloween prank that got out of hand”:
I just want to apologize from the bottom of my heart for the pain and news [sic] I have brought you all.”