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When white folks want to play the victim, they need one key ingredient — a Black person to be the villain, even if it’s a person made up out of thin air. Kristen Rimes from South Carolina is a prime example of white people who thrive off the imaginary Black criminal.

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On Nov. 26 in Colombia, South Carolina, Rimes claimed she was attacked by a Black man in a hoodie while in a Walmart parking lot. According to the New York Post, she heard a man behind her yell, “Hey girl!”

Rimes lied, “I didn’t see anybody, just heard a voice. I said I wasn’t interested and I just rolled my window up. I had put my car in park and I didn’t think about how my doors unlock automatically when I do that.” She then added more drama and said she was yanked out of her car and thrown to the concrete, saying, “I felt a hit to the right side of my face almost immediately after that.”

How did she describe the man who attacked her? “He was a Black male, medium build, wearing a hoodie with a jacket over it.” Rimes was so proud of her story she even wrote about it on Facebook, which caused people to question her story — and, although this has not been reported, we can only imagine the fabrication allowed more white people to bathe in their fear of Black people because of Rimes’ “example.”

This was all a racist lie. She was never even at the Walmart on Nov. 26. The 27-year-old was booked last month at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. She was charged with filing a false report and lying to officers.

It hasn’t been revealed why she made up this elaborate tale, but revel at her mugshot below:

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