LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – A Georgia business owner and former NFL player is facing criminal charges after destroying his business and writing racial slurs on the walls in an attempt to make it look like a burglary, police say.
Authorities said officers were called Wednesday to the Create and Bake Restaurant and Coughman’s Creamery in Lawrenceville to a report of burglary in progress, WSB-TV reported.
Officers later went into the business and found graffiti including “raciallymotivated” words, swastikas and “MAGA” spray-painted on the walls, among other damage.
I thought Jussie Smollett completely ruined the MAGA attack thing?
Edawn Louis Coughman, the owner of the business, was arrested the next day.
Coughman played for several NFL teams from 2012 to 2016, including the Washington Redskins, the Dallas Cowboys and most recently the Arizona Cardinals.
Tyisha Fernandes of WSB-TV was at the Create and Bake and Coughman’s Creamery Friday, where she could still see the vandalism through the window. Flat-screen televisions were ripped off the walls and offensive slurs were still spray-painted on the walls.
Fernandes spoke to Cpl. Michele Pihera, with the Gwinnett County Police, who said they still aren’t sure why Coughman may have targeted his own business.
Let me take a stab at this. If you are the “victim” of a MAGA hate crime, dumbass liberals will flock to your business. They have to teach hate a lesson. And that means mo money mo money mo money!
“We don’t know if it was financial motivation or what the case is,” Pihera said.
Why else would he do it?
Pihera said a shopping plaza maintenance worker saw someone burglarizing the restaurant around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and called police. Some officers were already in the area and spotted a black truck without a license plate on it.
You are suppose to do this stuff in the middle of the night stupid. Driving around with no license plate, that won’t make it look suspicious at all.
“We’re so fortunate that somebody saw something weird, saw something suspicious, and called us,” Pihera said.
Police pulled the truck over thinking it could be a possible burglary suspect. Coughman was driving.
“That’s when they asked him about it, and he said he’s the owner of the business,” Pihera said.
When police searched the back of Coughman’s truck, they found several flat-screen TVs that looked a little suspicious.
Nah, I drive around with at least three flat screens in my car at all times. Its normal.
“The brackets were still attached and there was still drywall attached to the brackets, meaning, someone took them off very quickly,” Pihera said.
So he forgot to bring a socket set, what’s the big deal?
When officers went inside the restaurant, they saw where TVs were probably ripped off the wall and they say racial slurs like “monkey” and the n-word — as well as MAGA — spray-painted everywhere.
I bet it was those damn Nigerians again. Nobody hates black folks and love MAGA more than these guys.
Police said the paint was fresh and when they looked at Coughman’s hands, they saw black spray paint.
Somebody ignored the employees must wash hands sign.
Police learned he’d already contacted his insurance company.
I’m no expert at trashing a business and staging a hate crime, but aren’t you suppose to commit the ” crime”, then call the police, then the insurance company and last call the news to tell them all about it and claim the insurance won’t pay for everything?
“He had reported this incident to his insurance company prior to officers conducting that first pull-over,” Pihera said. “He was attempting to leave that shopping center when our officers conducted that felony stop. Everything lined up for this perfect arrest.”
He should totally blame his lack of ability to stage a robbery and hate crime on the NFL and head injuries.
Coughman has been arrested several times for different offenses. Reuters reported that Coughman was arrested for gun possession in Canada, where he also played football.
In 2016, police arrested his business partner, another NFL player, for selling alcohol after hours in their business without a license.
Coughman bonded out of jail. He’s facing three charges including insurance fraud, making a false report and a tag violation for taking his plate off.
Police said he could face more charges.
Nothing, and I mean nothing, makes me happier than when staged racist MAGA attacks are foiled. Not one single liberal will speak of this, because it is hard to promote the President as racist when it a proven fact that you made it up. However, we all know if he hadn’t gotten caught, they would make his restaurant a campaign stop.