UNITED STATES – As if black people in America are not dealing with a lot of unjustified police suspicions already, now they have to be worried about white people committing crimes and disguising themselves as black people when they do that.
A white man who has been accused of killing the mother of his 1-year-old daughter as she arrived for work allegedly disguised himself in a fake beard and blackface.
Earlier this week, Andrew Charles Beard, 33, surrendered himself to Carrollton police after learning a warrant had been issued for his arrest.
Beard is charged with murder in connection with the death of Alyssa Burkett, his baby girl’s mother.
But authorities allege that, in an attempt to avoid detection, Beard actually donned a fake beard and applied dark makeup to his entire face.
The police allege that Beard, a white man, tried to shield his identity from security cameras and witnesses. It worked, as at least two witnesses did, in fact, report that it was a Black suspect who shot Burkett in the head before stabbing her repeatedly.
Police arrived to find her outside, on the complex’s front steps, with several of her co-workers attempting to render first aid.