Flashy Brooklyn Bishop Lamor Whitehead stated Monday he thinks even the NYPD believes he staged the armed theft during which he had greater than $1 million in jewellery swiped throughout a live-streamed sermon.
Whitehead made the declare at a press convention after one other live-streamed incident Sunday during which he received right into a tussle with a girl who apparently crashed his service.
“I consider that the NYPD don’t really feel I used to be robbed,’’ stated Whitehead — who wore an enormous gold and diamond chain, ruby ring, Fendi emblazoned sweater and Fendi sneakers as he rolled as much as the presser outdoors Brooklyn’s 69th Precinct in a white Rolls Royce convertible with an orange inside.
“I consider they really feel that I set this complete theft up,’’ he stated. “And I’ve heard this from the NYPD, and I’m not going to say any names.
“What’s going round within the NYPD is, ‘Bishop Whitehead set this theft up. They staged it.’
“So now, why would they respect me and my church in the event that they really feel that I’m a legal?’’ he stated, raging towards being taken into custody over Sunday’s dust-up involving the lady.
“I’m a black man, so mechanically I’m a legal, proper?’’ stated Whitehead, who was launched and never charged in Sunday’s incident, whereas the lady faces raps together with trespassing.
“So going by the NYPD — and it’s verified — they consider that I set [the robbery] up. So till they see, I suppose, these criminals, that once they get caught they usually see that they’re arrested and I’ve nothing to do with it, then I need my apology, as a result of the NYPD and the media have arrange a platform to consider that I’m not a sufferer. I’m a villain as a result of I’m African American.”
Whitehead, who served time in jail for identification theft and grand larceny, was robbed throughout a live-streamed service in July — with the crooks making off with greater than an estimated $1 million in jewellery within the caught-on-camera caper, police and the bishop stated on the time.
Critics have stated his lavish way of life has made him a primary goal for hassle, whereas some folks have questioned whether or not the theft was even actual. The bishop has denied having something to do with the crime.