SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – There’s a new shocking revelation to the man whom Schenectady Police claim faked his own hate crime.
It turns out he may not even be Jewish as he claimed to be.
“I looked and said, ‘what the hell is going on here?'”
That was Andrew King during a NEWS10 ABC interview in February. He showed the messages of hate, swastikas spray-painted on the front of his Schenectady home.
As he adjusted his yarmulke, the proud man of faith expressed deep fear.
“I didn’t know, maybe they are going to do more than that, maybe from spray paint to trying to harm me.”
In a bizarre twist to this story, King now stands accused himself!
Schenectady Police arresting King for falsely reporting the incident.
Following the investigation, police determined that he spray painted the graffiti on his own home.
NEWS10 ABC Anya Tucker wanted to get some perspective from prominent Jewish leaders in the Capital Region.
Those who know King told me a crazy story that the devout Andrew King is not even Jewish
They say he tried to convert several times but was turned down by at least two congregations.
They strongly cautioned me that Mr. King does not represent the Jewish community and that his actions could do more harm.
You’d think the story would end here, but it doesn’t.
King now claims he got these two black eyes from police officers who arrested him on charges that he harassed a county employee.
By the phone, his public defender said King made the accusation in court Tuesday morning.
King pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.