Lawrence mayor Willie Lantigua always seems to be in the headlines for the wrong reasons. From being a no-show at bailout hearings to seemingly spending all his time in the Dominican Republic, he’s been controversial since his inauguration.
The new Lantigua story is about a supposed attempt on his life and his criticism on the police investigation.
Lantigua claims he and an associate were nearly run down by a silver sedan last Wednesday. They managed to memorize the plate but the police couldn’t find it in the registry. The mayor and his associate went to the station to drop off a written statement, but Lantigua didn’t like how they were treated, saying “I felt as if we were the ones accused of a crime.”
Lantigua did what any reputable mayor would do: he complained about it on a local radio show. He accused the police of some sort of conspiracy against them and even entertained the idea that the FBI is after him.
Personally, I don’t doubt a car almost hit Lantigua. But we are talking about Lawrence drivers here.