Lying Liars

Baltimore Police Can’t Confirm Ben Carson’s Popeye’s Story

Written by SK Ashby

Esteemed doctor Ben Carson said a dumb thing earlier this week but so far no evidence has been uncovered which proves the dumb thing even happened.

Carson said he was held at gunpoint at a "Popeye's Organization" and that he told the gunman to point his weapon at the cashier, but the Baltimore Police Department has found no record of a robbery or attempted robbery.

From the Baltimore Sun:

A Carson spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment Thursday or for more details as to when and where the incident occurred.

Baltimore Police said Thursday that they could not find any report related to the incident based on the little information that Carson had provided.

"We searched for it and based on the general statement, we have no report," said T.J. Smith, the department's chief spokesman. "Need more info."

It's possible the Carson campaign will eventually provide more information, but I wouldn't hold my breath. It's also possible the incident never happened and Carson simply made it up.

I don't believe Carson is wise enough to realize that anything he says, across any medium, could be rigorously vetted.

If Carson did just make it up, that would mean he concocted a false story that, if taken at face value, actually makes him look worse. You'd typically expect someone to fabricate a story to make themselves look better, but Carson went in the other direction.