Flashy Brooklyn Bishop Lamor Whitehead mentioned Monday he thinks even the NYPD believes he staged the armed theft by 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 by which he acquired right into a tussle with a lady who apparently crashed his service.
“I consider that the NYPD don’t really feel I used to be robbed,’’ mentioned Whitehead — who wore an enormous gold and diamond chain, ruby ring, Fendi emblazoned sweater and Fendi footwear as he rolled as much as the presser exterior Brooklyn’s 69th Precinct in a white Rolls Royce convertible with an orange inside.
“I consider they really feel that I set this entire theft up,’’ he mentioned. “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 mentioned, raging towards being taken into custody over Sunday’s dust-up involving the girl.
“I’m a black man, so mechanically I’m a legal, proper?’’ mentioned Whitehead, who was launched and never charged in Sunday’s incident, whereas the girl 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 assume, 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 mentioned on the time.
Critics have mentioned his lavish life-style has made him a first-rate goal for hassle, whereas some individuals have questioned whether or not the theft was even actual. The bishop has denied having something to do with the crime.