Former Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Friday that actor Jussie Smollett’s Subway sandwich gave him away as a hate crime hoaxer.
Johnson told NewsNation Now that the hoagie was the biggest of several red flags for his department when Smollett falsely reported being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack on Jan. 29, 2019.
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“‘[Smollett] comes back, gets attacked in a hate crime, supposed hate crime, and during all this scuffle, they poured bleach on him and all of this,” Johnson said, a day after Smollett was convicted of lying to police about the incident.
- “When he got up and went into his apartment building, he still had this Subway sandwich. Well, that doesn’t happen. When people get attacked like that whatever belongings they have out there, they usually leave it until the police can go back with them because they’re afraid, This guy had the sandwich in his hand and never been touched.”