In a growing trend of blaming the most available stereotype, a White Georgia Tech student in Atlanta has been caught in a lie. The student identified as James Hubert was attending a sorority party on campus when he disappeared. A frantic search ensued and through a cellphone tracking app, he was found two days later. Family members stated that Hubert was riding on the public transit system MARTA when at some point he was assaulted by homeless men. According to the family, Hubert claimed that his clothes were ripped off, wallet taken and he was left for dead face down in a ditch. His story made national news and implied that he was targeted because of his race.
However, new information has come out that totally contradicts this scenario. It turns out that Hubert was not on MARTA at all, according to transit officials. Instead, he was caught on video surveillance by the railroad company CSX jumping from a bridge onto one of their moving trains.
The video is now in the hands of the Atlanta Police Department and shows Hubert diving like the famous movie spy James Bond in the film Sky Fall. Hubert reportedly is known among friends as “007” for his dangerous antics.
His mother Diane Hubert, who goes by the Facebook profile Didi Olivia, initially implied that her son was attacked out of racial hatred. Her Facebook page stated that her son suffered serious injuries which included “paralysis on the left side; blood on the brain; broken vertebrae, ribs and scapula and a punctured lung.” The Facebook page has now been scrubbed clean of all mention of the incident and photos posted of her injured son.
Now, James Hubert faces possible criminal charges over his statements made to police in light of the new evidence.