Race Hoax

Former College Student In Wisconsin Pleads Not Guilty, Setting Fire Then Claiming Hate Crime

Another race hoax bites the proverbial dust.

In La Crosse, Wisconsin, last week a former student at Viterbo University pled not guilty to charges that she set a fire in a dorm and then tried to pass it off as a hate crime.

Victoria Unanka faces one misdemeanor count of negligent handling of burning material for the April 18 incident, according to police.

A police report says Unanka, who is black, had texted a friend that the blaze, which started next to her dorm room, was possibly a hate crime.

Yet security cameras in the building showed otherwise.

The footage revealed that Unanaka left her room in the early morning hours and lurked around the hallway for several minutes. The video indicated she went into a lounge area and then a restroom and returned to her room.

A few minutes later, as smoke filled the hall, Unanka burst out of her room, checked the lounge, began knocking on other doors and pulled a fire alarm.

She reportedly denied any involvement to police initially. But when cops tricked her by saying that had video of her in the lounge – they didn’t; the cameras only captured images in the hallway – she confessed.

According to the police report, investigators asked Unanka why she was so “depressed” that she felt the need to start the fire. She replied that “people were not listening to her anymore.” When cops pressed the issue, she declined to explain.

Ironically, the security cameras had been installed in response to some graffiti incidents that university officials accepted as evidence of hate.

The graffiti incidents also involved Unanka.

She claimed they were directed at her in part and got to speak before hundreds of students at a walkout supported by the university, according to The College Fix.

The Fix noted that following Unanka’s arrest, university President Glena Temple announced that the perp had been caught. But she declined to provide the defendant’s name.

Temple also said that the school’s internal investigations into the graffiti vandalism and the fire were simultaneously closed.

But, in not identifying the suspect, Temple “refused to fully connect the dots,” the Fix noted. 

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