A lesbian couple in Parker, Colo., has been arrested for staging a crime.
Aimee Whitchurch and Christel Conklin called 911 last October to report that “Kill the Gay” had been painted in red letters on their garage door. They also reported a noose hanging from the doorknob of their front door as well as damage to their car.
The women told authorities they believed the Homeowners’ Association was behind the vandalism.
A short time later, the women painted over the message and placed signs on their garage door reading: “We will not submit to hate,” “We are not the gay we are Aimee and Christel,” and “This is a threat to our lives, take it seriously.”
But the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office determined that the couple was responsible for painting the original message.
The women were charged with false reporting and criminal mischief.
Both women maintain that they did not paint “Kill the Gay” on their garage door.