A Wisconsin college student has been arrested after he fraudulently claimed to be the victim of an anti-muslim hate crime.
The Beloit College student, 20-year-old Michael Kee, reported to police that his door and the wall outside his dorm room had been spray painted with anti-muslim graffiti, including threats. The incident was initially treated as a hate crime, but a police investigation revealed that the student had painted the graffiti himself.
Police say his motive was a reaction to anti-Semitic message reportedly slid under the door of a Jewish student on campus, saying Kee had “observed how the Beloit College community had come together after the first reported incident and wanted similar attention.”
Kee has been charged with Obstructing, Disorderly Conduct, and Criminal Damage.
The actual hate crime — against the Jewish student –is still being investigated.