Calum McSwiggan Misses L.A. Court Summons For Faking Hate Crime; Instagrams From Spain Instead

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YouTube personality Calum McSwiggan has been summoned to a Los Angeles court for allegedly filing a false police report, a crime that could land him up to a year in jail time.

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McSwiggan was supposed to appear in the Los Angeles International Airport Courthouse on July 19th for his preliminary hearing, but couldn’t attend because of a family holiday in Spain — which we didn’t realize you were allowed to do.

In fact, he’s boldly — perhaps even inadvisedly — posted some vacation pics to Facebook and Instagram:

I know there’s a Bulbasaur around here somewhere ???

A photo posted by Calum McSwiggan (@calummcswiggan) on

One of my favourite places in the world ?

A photo posted by Calum McSwiggan (@calummcswiggan) on

Last month, McSwiggan took to Facebook to share a photo of himself in the hospital, describing a brutal attack in West Hollywood on Pride weekend.

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But the West Hollywood Sheriff’s deputies charged McSwiggan with vandalizing a car in the 8900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, who strongly disputed his claim:

Mr. McSwiggan was then observed injuring himself with the handle and receiver to a payphone inside the cell.  Medical personnel were summoned and Mr. McSwiggan was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  Mr. McSwiggan’s booking photo was taken prior to deputies seeing Mr. McSwiggan injuring himself.”

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McCallum later admitted to busting his own face, claiming, “I knew I had to injure myself to get out of the cell and into a hospital, and it was the only solution I could find to get myself out of there. This is incredibly out of character for me…”

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Right now, he still claims he was attacked by three men that night, and previously pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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