White Bus Driver Concocted Attack by Black Youths in Dayton
People who intentionally sow racial discord through lies are beyond contempt and off in some evil pocket universe that defies quantifying the amount of scorn everyone should heap upon them.
After a nearly four-month investigation, police in Dayton, Ohio have concluded that a white bus driver’s story - that he was shot in the chest by three black youths and that his life was saved because a slender religious tract in his shirt pocket stopped the bullets - was not a miracle but a lie.
“The whole thing was a hoax based on ugly racial stereotypes,” Mark Donaghy, executive director of the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) told Hatewatch yesterday. “I don’t know if there’s anything that could make me more angry.”
Before police revealed the truth this week at a news conference and officially closed the case as “unfounded,” the story of Rickey Wagoner’s adventure in the pre-dawn darkness of Feb. 24 had flashed around the world.
Wagoner’s story featured on the Today show
The story had everything: crime, race, a middle-aged, out-of-shape working stiff turned superhero and the word of God literally saving a man’s life.