South Carolina mayor whipped into hate crime paranoia over mystery ‘substance’ on car. Turns out, it’s tree pollen.

(FILE PHOTO video screenshot)

Have you ever claimed to be a victim of a hate crime that never actually happened? If so, congratulations, you might just be a far-leftist like outspoken Hollywood actor Jussie Smollett or  Democrat Mayor, of Lamar, South Carolina, Darnell Byrd-McPherson.

In fairness to volunteer Mayor Byrd-McPherson, at least she was sincere when she dialed up local authorities in early February to report that a bigot had sprayed a “yellow, sticky substance” on her 2017 Symphony Silver Hyundai Elantra Sport and her husband’s soft-top 1998 Buick Roadmaster.

“Lamar Mayor Darnell Byrd-McPherson said someone came onto her property Wednesday night and vandalized her cars,” local station WPDE reported at the time. “Byrd-McPherson said the vandalism maybe [sic] investigated as a hate crime.”

“[D]uring the 70s, crosses were burned in the yard of our home when my Mother was involved with the civil rights movement. On this very same corner in this very same front yard!” she said to the station. “Again, we are grateful the person or persons did not try to take our lives but the culprits will be identified and prosecuted.”

And she really believed it too: “I likened it as a hate crime because No. 1, there’s a history in our town of Lamar,” she would  later say to Newsweek about a month later.

“It ignited some fear in my spirit. My God, who would do that? It was something; it was just unnerving to me,” she continued, adding that the fact that only their cars had been allegedly targeted in the neighborhood was horrifying: “To me that was the message.”

See photos of the allegedly bigoted substance below:

(Facebook screenshot)
(Facebook screenshot)

Except the only “message,” if you want to even call it that, was that Mother Nature has a wickedly hilarious sense of humor. How so? It turns out the “yellow, sticky substance” was most likely just pollen.

“We found it to be pollen,” Darlington County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Robby Kilgo confirmed to Newsweek.

It reportedly only took a rudimentary investigation by a sergeant and a deputy for Kilgo’s team to conclude that the substance “had a yellowish tint to it and that it’s a type of powder similar to pollen.”


In fairness to McPherson, she’d thought so too initially, up until her husband and her neighbors filled her mind with paranoia.

“The incident happened last night. Even though I drove my car today, I thought it was pollen. My husband and our neighbor noticed the cars looked like someone had spray painted on both our vehicles, which were parked in our front yard,” she said to WPDE at the time of her initial report.

What’s insane is that now that her husband and her neighbors have convinced her that a hate crime was perpetrated against her, nothing can convince her otherwise.

“It’s something,” she said to Newsweek. “Something that’s sticky that’s stuck to my car and took two different solutions to get it off.”

But there’s more. She now believes that someone’s trying to kill her.


“There’s a police officer who came to me and said, ‘There’s rumors out there that they’re going to assassinate you,'” she claimed to Newsweek.

“She had asked the local law enforcement to file a complaint about the purported death threat as well,” the outlet reported.

Thanks to her complaints, the case was referred to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. However, the statewide investigative law enforcement agency ultimately chose to not launch a probe for obvious reasons …

Obvious reasons that continue to fly over Byrd-McPherson’s head, amazingly enough. Regarding her future, she reportedly just wants to come together.

“What do we need to do in Lamar? I say, we need to come together,” she said. “There should be something else…. But there’s always these remnants of racism,” she said to Newsweek.

And remnants of delusion too.

A quick glance through Twitter shows that plenty of other people have found their cars covered in pollen:

The difference is that none of these “victims” cried their hearts out to the police about racism. Why not? Because they haven’t been indoctrinated by the Democrat Party into believing they’re victims.



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