Woman Makes Viral Post About Cops Harassing Boyfriend, Then Truth Comes Out

A story of police pulling a gun on a black man for giving change to a homeless man has gone viral.

Virginia Beach, VA – A woman posted a lengthy tale about her boyfriend, who is black, being stopped and harassed by the Virginia Beach police for giving change to a homeless man.

The hoax went viral in a series of 30 tweets.

But when investigators looked into the claims made by a woman who called herself Hermione Danger @kelseybew on Twitter, they could find no evidence that such an incident ever occurred.

Danger began posting her Twitter thread that claimed her boyfriend was pulled over by a white police officer who pulled a gun on him and taunted him to reach into his pocket at 6:22 a.m. on April 25.

The post had more than 137,000 retweets and almost 215,000 likes as of Monday afternoon.

In the tweets, Danger said her boyfriend had been stopped by an officer after he’d given 50 cents to a pan handler outside a convenience store.

“That man got pulled over because an officer saw him give someone CHANGE,” she wrote.

She claimed that the officer wanted to see her boyfriend’s insurance info and that it was in his phone, in his pocket.

Danger tweeted that the officer pulled her boyfriend out of the car and held him at gunpoint and told him to take his phone out of his pocket.

“So my baby starts crying, y’all. A 31 year old man straight BAWLING cause he’s terrified that if he reaches for his pocket he’s going to get shot. And the cop keeps yelling at him to just do it, never lowering his damn gun,” she wrote.

Backup arrived in the form of two additional police officers the posts said, a K9, and a sheriff. She said they let the K9 dog tear up her boyfriend’s car looking for drugs that were not there.

“One of the male cops asks what’s going on and boo boo tells them the cop wants him to get his phone out his pocket but he doesn’t want to reach himself and, you know, get shot. So a cop takes his phone out his pocket for him and hands it to the original douche-cop,” she tweeted.

Danger said she was freaking out because he should have been home from a trip to take a friend to the airport hours before, and she wasn’t able to reach him.

Her posts, which were both terrifying and inflammatory, set off a backlash against the Virginia Beach police.

But Virginia Beach PD said they investigated and found no evidence that the incident ever happened, The Virginian-Pilot reported.

“Our agency took this allegation very seriously and immediately began searching all incident reports and dispatch logs from our Emergency 911 dispatchers, and we have found absolutely no such incident, as described, having occurred in Virginia Beach or involving Virginia Beach officers,” the Virginia Beach police posted on Facebook and Twitter.

“The VBPD contacted all surrounding police agencies in the Hampton Roads area to include the Virginia State Police, and no police agency reported any similar incident occurring within their respective jurisdictions,” the department posted.

The details didn’t add up in a number of ways, including the fact that the woman claimed her boyfriend left to take a friend to the airport 30 minutes after the last flight of the night had already departed, the Virginian-Pilot reported.

Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Kathy Hieatt said the sheriff’s department hasn’t been able to confirm Danger’s story, either.

There are two deputies with the last name Smith in their department, and both denied any knowledge of the alleged incident, Hieatt said.

The Virginia Beach Police Department reached out to the woman on social media but got no response, according to police spokeswoman Linda Kuehn. Hermione Danger also did not respond to interview requests from The Virginian-Pilot.

Danger posted an update to her story on April 26.

“He is currently working with someone and they ARE investigating,” Danger tweeted. “He isn’t one to draw attention to himself so he’s choosing to handle this privately. We appreciate all the concern and kind words these past couple of days.”

Danger hasn’t responded to requests from police or reporters.

Comments (53)
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RunCop
RunCop

Lying bitch!

Foundoutwest11
Foundoutwest11

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR YOU, she should be held accountable for her false report

Marxest
Marxest

She's a pretty one. Good trolling. It was exposed pretty quickly, but it wasnt as malicious as some trolls I've seen.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Foundoutwest11
False report? She didn't file this at the police dept, she posted it on the internet.

Foundoutwest11
Foundoutwest11

Then tell me oh great ONE in California, how much time was spent chasing these false leads oh great troll

LMG1953
LMG1953

To me it's no different then communicating a threat. Ya need a need law dealing with at least inciting which I thought we had. She needs to be arrested. Could still cause harm to police, the damage is done. Especially those that will say police are lying

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Foundoutwest11
I'd guess a few days, since this happened a few days ago.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LMG1953
And if there were a law against inciting violence through social media, your boy Trumpito would have been violating that law.

Foundoutwest11
Foundoutwest11

Thank you but I am done.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Foundoutwest11
Good call. That question would have led to a losing battle for you.

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

It's thus kind of crap lies that gets cops killed! People never wait till the truth comes out! Never!

ShelbyCole
ShelbyCole

So this story is False? But what i know is true is the leaked email From Misty Phillips of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security clearly show that Neo Nazis are cool in the eyes of Law Enforcement.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Good point. I'm more partial to whooping Nazis asses anyway.

Source: Anaheim white supremacist rally in Anaheim a while back. The trick is to not be the slowest one in a group after kicking a Nazi in the stomach.

blueriverrose
blueriverrose

Ya, well next time someone claims police brutality don't be too upset when we don't believe you and think it's just another story someone is making up to get attention... you want police brutality accusations taken seriously then stop defending trash who post these lies...

stupidisasstupiddoes
stupidisasstupiddoes

Could've also been a cheating boyfriend that lied to his "bae", so she ran with the story. Because we all know her "bae" is gonna be the most faithful of all "baes". They're good like that.......

LEO0301
LEO0301

This unfortunately is being expose more and more now that police departments aren't sitting by waiting for someone to actually make a formal complaint. And the thing that stands out the most is that the vast majority of these stories are created by blacks. That's okay by me though, because it is exposing you all for the frauds you are.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Oh, aren't you the tough one, Cheech. Usually what you're describing is gang violence. I've seen it many, many times with young black males jumping a single white guy and a couple, kind of like you, will kick the person when they are down. My, aren't you brave.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Good thing there wasn't just one white supremacist, otherwise we might have been in trouble!

And it wasn't gang violence. It was taking care of enemies of the state. Call it taking out the white trash.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@RunCop
Nah.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Also, stop defending nazis. White guy does not equal nazi. Regular white guys don't deserve to be stomped out. Nazis do.

UnicornPrincess
UnicornPrincess

I was thinking the same about the bf cheating and making up the dramatic story to cover it up since the current climate lends believability.

LEO0301
LEO0301

I kind of feel the exact same way about people associated with Black Lives Matter. Of course, you would no doubt find that racist even though BLM encourages violence against those in law enforcement.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Feel however you want to feel about BLM, Skip. I don't support them for my own reasons.

Snuffing out Nazis though? That's downright patriotic.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@UnicornPrincess
Anytime.

Marxest
Marxest

Oh LEO0301 I wish YOU and RunCop had been the only people killed in the 2016 Dallas shootings. Then it would have been a celebration instead of a tragedy and I wouldn't have to read your nonsensical, racist bigoted vigilante rants on a law enforcement website. It's always the wrong ones who killed first.

Voice88
Voice88

I have to ask... an I'm gonna find the nicest way to ask. Are you an Idiot? Seriously, are you? any form of protest in any nature will have cops there doing their JOB, which is maintain ORDER! The cops are not only there so you little rainbow princess can march around calling white people Nazis, and yelling derogatory remarks to others who don't share your views. Now I know your gonna have some bullshit argument to say about Nazis preaching hate, and while i'm not a Nazis supporter, lets talk about groups you like:

Voice88
Voice88

BLM a bullshit organization that believes they speak for me, and all other black people. When all they are is a hate groups using old issues, and fabricated and inflammatory statements to discredit cops... Lets be honest, BLM states that Black people are still discriminated against when it comes to gaining employment, going to school, and my personal favorite Police Harassment. There are numerous Black Millionaires and we even have a couple Black Billionaires, oh encase you forgot, we even had a black president. Want to know how they got this way HARD work, and NEVER saying I quit. false statements... let's go there, every time a cop shoots a black man a camera video comes out that has been edited to hell to be in favor of the criminal... because that is what black lives matters is about protecting criminals, but i love when the full footage come out then your watching rooting for the cops. Now school, really? these kids disrespect, attack, berate, and abuse these teachers then get mad when their kicked out of class or school. Then the dumb ass parent comes down to the school and is ready to fight the teacher without asking what is wrong. BLM/ANTIFA all of them are bull shit groups...!

rwingjr
rwingjr

Nowhere in that story does it say anyone is cool with neo-Nazis. It just said that police have realized that the counter-protesters are the ones who cause the problems. A perfect example is the Charlottesville fiasco, where they actually had a permit to gather but were prevented from peacefully gathering by counter-protesters and a police force that forced them to run a gauntlet to even get to their designated area. Then the police canceled it and made them leave, forcing them to go through the counter-protesters again. It was a small group of white supremacists going against thousands of counter-protesters, many of who were violent. In no way do I support the white supremacists/neo-Nazis or whatever you want to call them. However, I do support the constitutions which give us all the right to free speech and to peacefully gather. They were doing that and even got proper permits. Counter-protesters had a right to gather also, but they did not have the right to become violent and that's exactly what they did, primarily to a small group of Antifa which seems to have the full support of those on the left. It ultimately led to the death of a young counter protester who probably wasn't involved in any of the violence but chose the wrong cause to protest. Why anyone would protest free speech, I just can't understand, but it seems that the younger generation thinks that's the thing to do now. Anyway, their protesting led to the unconscionable act of violence by a supporter of the Neo-Nazis and led to the death of an innocent young woman. The thing is, when society has people like you choosing to intentionally mislead people by repeating false and misleading claims by far-left extremist groups like "Think Progress", only more violence can occur and it will lead to more deaths, and people like you are directly responsible. Way to go Killer.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Interesting. You and Lowest make the most absurd comments on this site so I decided to have a little fun with you. As expected, you reacted like the little bitch I've come to know and hate.

John-Brown
John-Brown

What some dumbasses here don't seem to understand is that it is the police that keep these neo-nazis at bay. They are an enemy of the police too. Just like the KKK. Few people realize that it was the constant efforts of law enforcement that effectively destroyed the KKK.

Kingster
Kingster

Bella ciao bella ciao bella ciao ciao ciao

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Another hoax perpetrated by a poc!! No surprise. I knew she was lying when she said a K9 destroyed her boyfriends car. K9s dont destroy property when looking for drugs. They smell and alert their LEO handler when they find something. And she claims at least 3 officers were there but there's no record of the encounter whatsoever. The police department should sue her for inciting anger, possible violence and slander. Stupid b---h!!

Florence 1946
Florence 1946

What was that idiot on.That she couldn’t see Officers have carmers too

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@rds40
BLM doesn't support murder though. Stop making things up.

Heezels
Heezels

Well, actually. She simply said they were better at communicating with the venue, in particular about security hazards. And that overall they were better behaved than the counter protesters.

Which if god damn Nazis are more civilized than you are, you really should take a long look at your own behavior first. You know, before you go out and present your counter opinion. You can easily refute a Nazi. It’s the idiots that are seemingly trying to make it exhaustingly difficult.

John-Brown
John-Brown

Highest_Retard, I’m not in the habit of doing research for you, but this is just a small example of how police brought down the kkk.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John-Brown
Intriguing title! I'll give it a read. I'm partial to anyone, especially black folk, reminding southern participation trophy winner KKK members of their place.

Richard Kurtz
Richard Kurtz

I am a bit confused. Why is it that practically every article on this site ends up being an argument over race? One more thing I do not understand is why is it Democrats are equated to being supportive of Blacks and other minorities when in fact it was Democrats that fought tooth and nail to keep slavery and also were responsible for the majority of the Jim Crow laws? Maybe I am just a dumb cracker, but I will never understand that.