Student Arrested For Making Up Anti-Gay Threats

LexiPennellA Central Connecticut State University student has been arrested after allegedly writing anti-gay notes to herself and then reporting them to get attention. Local CBS affiliate WTIC reports today that the CCSU campus rallied around 19-year old Lexi Pennell, when Pennell claimed she was receiving homophobic threats.

After placing a hidden camera in her room, however, campus police discovered Pennell had planted the missives herself. They confronted her in late April, she confessed and was arrested on May 2 on 25 charges, including fabricating evidence and making a false statement to the police.

Pennell wrote an apology to her roommate, WTIC reports, and said she faked the incidents because she wanted attention from her friends and a girlfriend she feared losing. She's probably lost them all now…

Comments

  1. Derrick from Philly says

    “After placing a hidden camera in her room, however, campus police discovered Pennell had planted the missives herself”

    They did WHAT? A hidden camera?

    Rick, go eat some p.ssy ’cause sucking d.ck aint helping your personality.

  2. TampaZeke says

    Disgusting!

    I’m equally, if not MORE, bothered by the fact that the police were allowed to put a hidden camera inside her living quarters. Since when is that legal in America. Is this the “Patriot” Act at work?

  3. Paul R says

    I don’t mind so much about violations of personal liberties when it involves someone who is clearly insane and a potential threat. That’s why they were allowed to get away with the crazy hidden camera thing. She was a threat based on previous behavior, they had probable cause to suspect that her claims were bogus, and it was clear that she’s nuts.

    What was she possibly thinking or intending? I’m not defending hidden cameras, which are rather shocking. But again, she’s nuts.

  4. kujhawker says

    @paul r ”
    I don’t mind so much about violations of personal liberties when it involves someone who is clearly insane and a potential threat.”

    Well that is a hell of a slipper slope. If all law enforcement has to do is say this person is clearly insane or a potential threat.

    My guess since the article didn’t elaborate is they probly didnt even have a warrant to put the camera in there since it was a dorm room and many Universitie’s make claims about being able to enter dorm rooms. Now if it was out in the hall that is a different matter.

    Yes she is troubled, but I find the whole hidden camera thing more troubling.

  5. Chris says

    The news story says the police placed a camera OUTSIDE her dorm room, and then got footage of her slipping a note under her own door.

    Andrew, you might want to correct that.

  6. AA says

    There was no previous behavior. There were cameras placed in the hallway. None were placed in the dorm room. Read the actual report, not this bogus. And whoever wrote this article, yeah, very mature for your last sentence.

  7. says

    Yeah, this needs to be corrected. There’s a pretty big difference between what this article states:

    “After placing a hidden camera in her room, however, campus police discovered Pennell had planted the missives herself.”

    And the original news story:

    “In an arrest warrant, campus police say they put a hidden camera outside of Pennell’s dorm room, and on April 5, caught her on video sliding one of the notes under her own door.”

  8. Sancho says

    If the police are told that someone is slipping threatening notes under someone’s door, installing a camera in the hall to see who’s leaving the notes seems fairly logical to me.

  9. ratbastard says

    Instead of concentrating on Andrew’s error [sh*t happens, no one is perfect; I’m guessing Andrew and others who write on TR don’t have administrative assistants or editors] why not say something substantive about this issue at hand and what this young woman did.

  10. Ted25 says

    Yeah, she wrote the notes to herself. So like you said, “No one is sick, crippled or dead because of it. Let it go.” She didn’t have a victim if you knew anything about the case instead of going off based on an inaccurate post. Clearly she was troubled in the head, but never directed this to anyone but herself.

  11. Sean says

    I think anyone who is familiar with the TR comment section has experience with people doing, or more to the point typing, stuff just to get attention. Not naming names or anything. It’s pretty sad really and worthy of nothing but sympathy. Condescending, partronising sympathy.

  12. gomez says

    @ratbastard. typical of what? is there an epidemic of fraudulent harassment claims of lesbians across the nation?

    or is your comment typical of mysogyny

  13. andrew says

    As is often the case, many of the a88holes who post on this site use real peoples problems as an opportunity to get into cat fights and name calling contests with each other.

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