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Thelma Fields

Suggested by Pierre Alleur

Added: Oct 15, 2019  

Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi. Woman mistakenly locks herself out of her house, has her door damaged in order to get back in, then she calls 911 and falsely reports a break-in.

October 06, 2019. Afternoon. Officers were dispatched to Thelma Clark Fields' residence in response to a reported trespass, intrusion and possible burglary attempt. On reaching Thelma, she detailed her complaint that she was on her couch when she suddenly heard a "loud noise at her back door". Shortly after, she noticed a light-skinned black male standing in her kitchen. Thelma described the male as skinny with long thick dreads and wearing a white T-shirt and blue jean shorts. She alleged she pulled her weapon at him but he ran out the back door and proceeded to run through the woods behind her apartment. She showed police that she noticed the damaged door but that nothing seemed to be missing from the apartment.

An investigating was opened into the incident in which hours of Surveillance video footage were collected and reviewed. Eventually, police found in the video that Thelma Fields and her son came out of the front door and shut the door. While her son proceeds to the car, Thelma Fields stopped and walked back to the front door, tried to open the door but could not. She signaled her son to come back to the door. He too attempted to open the door but couldn't. Police say the video also shows Thelma Fields struggling with the exterior front window in what appears to be an attempt to open it.

As all attempts failed, Thelma's son retrieved a tool from the car and walked along with Thelma to the back of the apartment. Soon after, her son was seen coming out of the front door and then they drove off. Investigators say there was no incident beyond that for the rest of the footage.

Conclusively, “The video surveillance clearly shows, Fields locked herself out of her apartment and her son was the only one capable of forcing the rear entrance door open, causing damage to it,” according to police.

October 15, 2019. 65-year-old Thelma Clark Fields was charged with filing a false police report, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and/or a maximum fine of $5,000.

“In addition to any fine and imprisonment, and upon proper showing made to the court, the defendant shall be ordered to pay as restitution to the law enforcement agency reimbursement for any reasonable costs directly related to the investigation...,” the arrest affidavit states.

Moral Lesson: If you're black, don't make a false police report, because the authorities will take it a lot more seriously than they do when others commit the same crime. Leave the white man's crime for the white man.

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