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CAIR fell for it hook, line and sinker.


Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Department investigators have determined that claims of a hate crime committed against a Cordova family “had been fabricated.”

Last week the family said their vehicles and home had been vandalized by two men in a pickup truck flying a Confederate and American flags. The family also said one family member received threatening text messages supposedly because she was married to a man who is from India and was assumed to be Muslim.

“The text message on Thursday was from the ‘Council of Patriots,’” George Daniels described the messages to a family member. “They said she was a jihad loving [expletive] and all this stuff.”

On Monday night, the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Department posted the following message on its Facebook page regarding the incident:

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office has concluded that claims of a hate crime perpetrated against an individual currently residing in Orangeburg County had been fabricated.

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said an exhaustive investigation into claims several individuals displaying a Confederate flag while smashing the victim’s windows are false.

“My detectives conducted an unbiased, thorough investigation into the allegations someone had committed these crimes against this individual,” the sheriff said. “What we found was this individual had made the entire story up.”

The man, 41, who is currently residing at a Cordova residence, told relatives someone had thrown bricks through the man’s residence window as well as smashed windows on the man’s vehicle. Those relatives, in turn, filed a report with the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 21.

“I immediately had an investigator assigned to establish the man’s story and to pursue any and all suspects involved,” Ravenell said. “However, the suspects, the texts messages – all fabricated.”

Investigators believe the motive behind the tale is domestic in nature.

No charges are expected since the man himself did not make a report. The story was relayed to law enforcement through relatives, who believed the man’s tale with no intent of maliciousness on their part.

Had the man himself filed a report, he could be facing a charge of filing a false police report.