Florida Man Uses Fake KKK Cross Burning to Try to Save His Marriage

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The flames of hate rarely relight a dimming flicker of love, but L.B. Williams of Panama City decided to stage a fake KKK-style cross burning in his front yard as a last-ditch effort to get his wife to call off their planned divorce. Instead, the bizarre romantic scheme ended with Williams behind bars.

Williams, a 50-year-old black man, has been married to his white wife Donna for seven years, but the couple has history that goes back further. They have a daughter and a grandchild.

Donna had recently began divorce proceedings, so L.B. hatched an ill-fated scheme to get her back: He'd pretend that the KKK wanted them to stay together, because, obviously, if there's one thing we know about the KKK, it's that they're big supporters of interracial marriage.

So on November 4, L.B. lit a cross on fire in the family's driveway.

"When I saw that cross burning, I was scared to death," Donna told the Panama City News Herald. "I was terrified... we all were."

Police were called and a hate crime investigation was opened.

Two days later, Donna found a strange note taped to her door. It was signed by the "KKK" and she says read something to the effect of, "They were watching us, I assumed me and the kids, and that I better not leave that [N-word]."

Realizing it was odd that a hate group would intervene in her marriage, and that the handwriting somewhat resembled that of her husband's, she realized what had happened: L.B. had staged the KKK drama.

On Monday, Williams admitted to police he had staged the cross burning and was charged with "domestic violence, stalking, and exhibits that intimidate." He was released without bail.

Donna, however, won't be taking him back.

"He truly is a good man. He doesn't drink, he doesn't do drugs, and he works like a dog," she says. "We just can't be together."

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9 comments
Vanessa Thompson
Vanessa Thompson

This has to be the biggest moron in Florida!!! Why was this man allowed to breed!?!?!?

Obamatheracist
Obamatheracist

most charges of racism are complete nonsense...a black guy I worked with was always late and when he did show up all he did was try to date every female cstomer..when he was fired he tried suing, claiming racism

svenpartymaan
svenpartymaan

On Monday he amitted to police he had staged the cross burning, and was charged with, "domestic violence stalking and exhibits that intimidate." He was released with out bale.

Do you people ever proofread?

Ddhd
Ddhd

LOL without bale....wowow

Guest
Guest

"released with out bale"... really? bale?

becca
becca

A couple of anecdotes that conveniently fit your existing personal world view do not a thesis make. Not saying this guy isn't a stupid criminal, but he also cannot be generalized to every person of color who ever made a claim of racism.

J Rod of San Diego
J Rod of San Diego

Maybe the star of the latest Batman Movies had to stay behind and thus, he WAS released without bale (sic)...'  Just saying, don't judge.... ;-)

Geo
Geo

Only the lucky few get to be released with Christian Bale.

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