Los Angeles cops slide back on social media shaming by actor Rainn Wilson.
“The Office” actor hit the police in an Instagram post to his 1.6 million followers last week after a black friend has reportedly found a noose in his front yard.
Wilson took a picture of the noose and wrote that the responding officers had asked the family, “What is the problem?”
“What’s the problem?” Well, officer, the noose is the symbol of lynching that was used to hang thousands of African-Americans, especially by the Klan, “wrote Wilson.
Wilson is completely wrong, L.A. County Sheriff’s Office told TMZ.
The police are investigating the incident as a hate crime and were looking for a surveillance video to assist in their hunt for the perpetrator, they said.
So far, no video has appeared, but a source said TMZ authorities “take such incidents very seriously, especially in today’s climate.”