Statement Analysis of Ricky Jones indicated deception.
He reported to have been a victim of hate attack, that is, he was attacked for being gay. He said that he sent his employees home, was attacked over the head, knocked unconscious, woke up to being forced to drink bleach, had "die fag" carved into his arms.
A week or so later, he reported that he was attacked again, this time by a "Molotov cocktail" that came through the window, but failed to explode.
Jones was likely acutely aware of the consequences of fraud, and may have made a deal to avoid prison time by declining the money.
Scammers are seeking money by claiming false attacks, and defend any criticism with more false cries of "homophobe!" when one challenges the fake story. Rather than say, "I am telling the truth", they use the word "hate" to silence those who question them.
For many, this is a signal of deception and may be something people learn from. Recall Julie Baker, the "relentlessly gay" hater of Christians who, instead of saying, "I didn't write the note", stopped donations and claimed it was "hate" (i.e. "homophobia", or the fear of homosexuals) that was causing some to doubt her account. This defense is a manner of silencing doubters who may interfere with her scamming of the public.
As to all fake hate reports, this is not a victim less crime, as donations were received, and there was always the possibility that an innocent man could be arrested for the crime. Not only this, but people who doubt the fake hate stories are slandered, which only increases angry responses. It is a "lose-lose" situation.
Jones, owner of a pizza parlor, claimed to have lost more than $1800 in a robbery, which also was untrue, and now claims he is "cooperating" with police. It is unknown what charges and potential sentence he could face, or if any deal with police has included the refunding of money.
His hashtag is "help stop the hate."
The hate came from him, and was directed towards good hearted donors without discretion and towards an innocent who could have been falsely arrested so Jones could make money.
It is similar to the attack by 3 masked men who broke into Charlie Rogers' home, carved hate slurs into her flesh, and set her house on fire.
She also was given great sympathy and money, but eventually landed in jail for her false report. It may be that he got the idea from her, as he has copied two specific elements of her "crime" report:
1. Hate slogans in the flesh
2. Fire burning
Another similarity between the two is that media is not questioning his account, just as it avoided any questioning of Rogers' account.
What happened to investigative journalism?
It was his Face Book posting that also helped identify the deception.
His "fake hate" preceded Julie Baker's scam, who may take notice of what Jones has done.
It took a few more news articles where he reported what happened to show enough signals of deception for me to be comfortable with "deception indicated" as he is concealing the identity of the attacker. This tells us that he either did it himself, or worked with someone else, but it is a false police report.
Ricky Jones is also deceptive about what happened to him, and is perpetrating another "Fake Hate" claim with the clear goal of money in a small community.
He is getting the predictable responses, which have included comments about how the attacker must be a "Christian" as the angry responses turn against people of faith. I do not know if Mr. Jones knew that people might blame Christians or not, but lying is inconsistent with "help stop the hate" since lying is to counterfeit the currency we exchange in life. It breaks trust, destroys lives, ruins businesses, and falsely imprisons.
Lying is destructive.
There is also the continual divisiveness of our nation, and the endless gaming of the politically correct system where the ultimate victim is truth.
The false flag is one that does, in deed, wage war, but not always as expected.
Criticism is blunted with "homophobe" or "hate monger" or "racist", which only increases the animosity and destroys credibility for others who may be victims of actual crimes.