“Investigators determined that this man was the suspect who battered the pregnant woman from…[and] have since determined the pregnant female was responsible for the burn injuries.”
The San Diego Police Department found out Scott Rowin allegedly lied about being a victim of a hate crime.
Instead, they allegedly found him beating a pregnant woman until she was bloody and bruised.
The video appears to show the woman setting him on fire to defend herself. Andy Ngo posted the details on Twitter.
Scott Rowin spoke to San Diego media about being the victim of a gay bashing where he was set it fire. It was a hoax. CCTV captured him beating a pregnant woman until she was bloody. She set him on fire & he fled. Nevertheless, many on social media fell for the hoax & said it was… pic.twitter.com/pwxFkBAqgY
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) June 22, 2023
It’s Jussie Smollett all over again. Here’s the original report from 10News:
“Started hearing f*** this, f*** that. The word came up quite a bit,” said Rowin.
With no one around him, Rowin, who is gay, realized the slurs were being directed at him.
“I yelled back a couple of things, ‘Hey, that’s f*** up!’” said Rowin.
Moments later, he heard footsteps behind him.
As he turned around, he says he caught a quick glimpse of one of the people, a man in his 20s or 30s. At the same time, he says a liquid was thrown at him, with the consistency of water.
“Immediately after that, I went up like coals on a barbecue. It started off really big,” said Rowin.
On fire, Rowin says stopped, dropped, and rolled on the cement, patting himself and quickly putting out the flames.
The real story? Well, cops answered a call about a man attacking a pregnant woman around 10:40 PM PT on June 12.
The beating caused bleeding and injuries. The police had to transport her to the hospital.
About 90 minutes later, the police got a phone call about a man claiming someone had set him on fire. That man is Scott Rowin. The video recovered by the police shows another story:
“Investigators determined that this man was the suspect who battered the pregnant woman from the earlier incident at 900 6th Avenue,” police said. “Investigators have since determined the pregnant female was responsible for the burn injuries.”
Detectives have since located security footage San Diego Police say shows the “initial physical assault by the man on the pregnant woman and the subsequent use of fire as a weapon by the pregnant woman on the man.”
Rowin is the latest reason why people take hate crime reports with a grain of salt. It seems the hate crimes that don’t get attention are the real ones. We don’t know which ones to report on.
I’d like to know how the pregnant woman set him on fire. She had to protect herself and her baby!
WHO attacks a pregnant woman!?DONATE
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.