On Oct. 17, a Millbury resident Maria Daly reported a burglary at her family home. She claimed the perpetrator broke in the first floor while the family — including her son, mother and husband Dan, who is a police officer — slept upstairs.
Daly added her jewelry had been stolen and some money and “BLM” — apparently, a reference to the Black Lives Matter group — graffiti was spray-painted on the exterior of the house.
However, as it turns out, the entire incident was fabricated by the woman.
After the police investigated the alleged break-in, they found that Daly’s entire account was false.
“There was no intruder, there was no burglary,” Millbury Police Chief Donald Desorcy told CBS News.
She has been charged with faking a robbery; no evidence has been found to indicate if her husband was involved in the incident.
Millbury Chief says "this could happen to anyone at any given time. But we weren't gonna sweep this under a rug." pic.twitter.com/t75lqQEuV5— Crystal Haynes (@crystalhaynes) October 28, 2016
Desorcy added investigators suspected foul play from the very beginning of the investigation.
“Something wasn’t quite right,” he said. “I think that was pretty obvious and as a result of that investigation, the officers did their due diligence and followed through with the investigation that we had.”
Although the police said Daly fabricated the story due to financial troubles, there’s no explanation so far as to why she tried to blame BLM, a movement that protests racial injustice against the African-American community, for the hoax crime.
Logic begs the question: Why would a woman facing financial problems — who, by the way, returned $10,000 just in jewelry initially reported among missing items — specifically choose to frame a black rights movement?
People are, understandably, outraged:
Black folks have better things to do. White America is literally doing everything in its power to demonize BLM. https://t.co/krEzobu0uZ— Achmat Akkad (@AchmatAkkad) October 29, 2016
The wife of a cop faked a robbery on her own house and then tried to blame it on BLM. This is awfully pathetic. https://t.co/bEIDoR7xlQ— ready 4 december (@onekade) October 29, 2016
So we've got dipshit Trump supporters committing voter fraud and racist cops ineptly trying to frame BLM. https://t.co/PFcotjYOpa— Jeremy Smith (@mrbeaks) October 31, 2016
Or could it be that being "a cop's wife" taught her you can blame BLM for just about anything & the law enforcement community will back you?— T. Greg Doucette (@greg_doucette) October 30, 2016
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