Lubbock Resident Claims Unwarranted Harassment Complaint from Councilman Hernandez

Published 03/28 2014 02:37PM

Updated 03/28 2014 02:44PM

By Michaela MacDonald

LUBBOCK, TX -- A Lubbock resident is speaking out about what he feels is an unwarranted harassment complaint filed against him by City Councilman Victor Hernandez. Billy Vinson says he contacted Hernandez in the beginning of March to ask about his remarks on Attorney General Abbott's wife. Then around March 20th, Vinson was contacted by a detective with the Lubbock Police Department.

"Mr. Victor Hernandez has filed a harassment charge against me, harassment for calling a public official and me living in Lubbock wanted to know where are you coming from in this stuff," says Vinson.

In the police report, Hernandez and two others accused Vinson of calling "multiple times over the past week, causing a nuisance to all victims."

Vinson admits to calling Hernandez' comments on General Abbott's visit to Lubbock "racist" and "bigoted," but he says he cannot believe Hernandez would file a harassment complaint against him.

"Then turn around and file on somebody for asking legitimate questions, unbelievable, its just absolutely unbelievable," says Vinson.

Our requests for comment from Councilman Hernandez were not returned. Vinson says he heard from the detective Thursday that Hernandez has stopped pursuing the case.

We'll hear from Vinson tonight at KLBK News at 10.

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