White members of a gang are facing multiple charges after they forcibly covered a Black member’s gang tattoo with a racial slur… that they ended up spelling wrong.
Michael Hart’s neck is now covered with the evidence “F–k you, Niger.”
According to the Miami Herald, Lucian Evans, Brandon Hayley, Brett Singleton and Mary Elizabeth Durham were allegedly trying to discipline Hart for breaking gang rules, not insult an entire African nation.
Hart told the police that Durham, Evans, and Singleton all barged into his home on Jan. 18 in Salt Springs demanding that he go with them to cover his gang tattoo which read “CWB.”
“Why can’t you cover my patch right where I’m sitting?” Hart said he asked.
He then said Hayley and Evans held him down as Singleton began covering up the tattoo, but as Hart began to struggle, he said Hayley knocked him unconscious with an unidentified object.
Hart said he briefly came to, hearing the group speak about the cover up, but then passed out again.
When he woke up he not only had the new tatttoo (under which his old tattoo was still visible) but “his pants were twisted and his ‘butt’ hurt,” according to an arrest report.
“(Hart) stated he was wearing blue jeans and felt something wet in his pants. (Hart) stated when he looked at his pants, he saw what he believed to be blood,” the report continued. “Michael stated he felt like he’d been sodomized, but could not provide any more details.”
Durham, 35, is facing charges of aggravated battery and armed robbery; 28-year-old Hayley is facing two counts of battery and one count each of aggravated battery and armed robbery, while the 40-year-old Evans was booked for aggravated battery, armed robbery, two counts of second-degree larceny, fraud with a false receipt and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
All three suspects already have extensive criminal histories.
Singleton, 45, has not been charged yet in the incident.