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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...

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  1. It seems like it's always the lesbians who do this sort of thing..and to think all you guys emulate and worship women...

    Posted by: Rick | Jul 2, 2012 10:16:18 AM

  2. @Rick: You've got a problem that warrants taking up with your psychiatric practitioner.

    Posted by: Danny in the East Village | Jul 2, 2012 10:19:44 AM

  3. "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 aint helping your personality.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jul 2, 2012 10:21:42 AM

  4. 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?

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Jul 2, 2012 10:35:44 AM

  5. Those Cwazee Wesbians...

    Posted by: Matt | Jul 2, 2012 10:38:43 AM

  6. 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.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 2, 2012 10:52:16 AM

  7. @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.

    Posted by: kujhawker | Jul 2, 2012 11:00:24 AM

  8. 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.

    Posted by: Chris | Jul 2, 2012 11:03:09 AM

  9. I'm disturbed by the matter-of-fact reporting of a hidden camera being placed by the police in a student's dorm room.

    Posted by: John K. | Jul 2, 2012 11:19:01 AM

  10. Typical ranting apologists making excuses for horrible people. Yeah, it's all the police's fault.

    Posted by: patrick | Jul 2, 2012 11:20:55 AM

  11. This article is wrong.

    Posted by: AA | Jul 2, 2012 11:27:13 AM

  12. 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.

    Posted by: AA | Jul 2, 2012 11:29:37 AM

  13. I knew kids like Lexi in school. I hope she gets the help she needs.

    Posted by: Peter | Jul 2, 2012 11:43:11 AM

  14. Sorry, but this is pretty typical.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 2, 2012 11:44:51 AM

  15. 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."

    Posted by: txstevo | Jul 2, 2012 12:12:10 PM

  16. Andrew clearly doesn't know how to do his job right.

    Posted by: Ted25 | Jul 2, 2012 12:20:47 PM

  17. Andrew made a mistake. No one is sick, crippled or dead because of it. Let it go.

    Posted by: Gabe R L | Jul 2, 2012 12:34:29 PM

  18. 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.

    Posted by: Sancho | Jul 2, 2012 2:17:04 PM

  19. 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.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 2, 2012 2:24:10 PM

  20. 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.

    Posted by: Ted25 | Jul 2, 2012 2:48:48 PM

  21. 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.

    Posted by: Sean | Jul 2, 2012 3:17:27 PM

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

    or is your comment typical of mysogyny

    Posted by: gomez | Jul 2, 2012 6:10:28 PM

  23. @Gomez,

    Actually, fake 'hate' crimes are commonplace in especially academic settings and involving young women.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 2, 2012 11:12:02 PM

  24. 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.

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 3, 2012 4:31:36 AM

  25. Lesbians seem to do this all the time.

    THIRD story in less than 2 weeks of lesbians doing this.

    Posted by: Colckie | Jul 3, 2012 5:09:46 AM

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