‘Hate crime’ against S.C. mayor turns out to be pollen
The mayor of a small town in South Carolina remains adamant that she was targeted in a hate crime despite police determining that the yellow substance found all over the car was pollen.
“I likened it as a hate crime because No. 1, there’s a history in our town of Lamar,” she said.
In a statement to a local ABC affiliate, Ms. McPherson claimed that during the 1970s, “crosses were burned in the yard of our home when my Mother was involved with the civil rights movement. On this very same corner in this very same front yard!”
Ms. McPherson complained that police never took a sample of the substance on their cars before they were cleaned the next day.
“The substance wasn’t saved and the cars were actually cleaned — pressure-washed twice — there was no substance, and so they didn’t have it for the investigation,” the mayor told Newsweek