399. Hate crime hoax alert: Capital University student admits to fabricating several incidents / Student fabricated several hate crimes and admitted he did it because “It was a way to try to get attention, to say ‘Someone notice me, I’m dying on the inside,’”
Type of hoax:
admitted - crime never took place
Jalen Mitchell reported to campus police on Jan. 26 that he found a note containing racist and homophobic language taped to the back door of his university-owned residence. After further investigation, campus police determined that the incident was a fabrication.