- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

WHITNEY, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a Texas man has been arrested for falsely reporting that his pickup was vandalized because he displayed messages supporting police.

Scott Lattin was being held in the Hill County jail on a $2,500 bond following his arrest Friday at his home in Whitney, about 30 miles north of Waco.

KDFW Fox 4 in Dallas reports that Lattin had told police that vandals spray-painted “Black Lives Matter” and vulgarities on his pickup after he had placed messages like “Police Lives Matter” on it.

He had also claimed the seats were slashed and other damage done to the interior.

Lattin was charged with making a false report and police contend he’s responsible for the damage to his truck.

Lattin told KDFW that the allegations are “absolutely not true.”

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