Chauncy Devonte Lump Dressed In White Face, Threatens To Kill President Trump | January 8
Fort Lauderdale: A South Florida man is accused of threatening to kill President Donald Trump in a video posted on Facebook Live. According to reports Chauncy Lump, 26, was arrested Jan. 4 by the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
According to a federal criminal complaint, a Facebook employee notified a BSO detective that someone using the name “BlackMan Vs America” posted a video on Facebook Live in which he threatened Trump.
Lump posted the video Jan. 3 — the same day that Trump announced a U.S. military strike that claimed the life of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani — while wearing “white cream on his face, a towel on his head, wrapped like a turban, and what appeared to be a shower curtain over his body.” The music playing in the background sounded like it came “from the Middle East.”
Among the comments Lump made in the video were explicit threats to kill the president.
Detectives went to Lump’s home the next day, where Lump admitted to producing the video and said he did it in response to the killing of Soleimani, the complaint said. He claimed the threats were meant to be a joke but told law enforcement “I shouldn’t have did it in the first place.”
Chauncy Devonte Lump was booked into jail, where he was being held without bond Thursday, records showed. He was due to make a court appearance Thursday.
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