Whew chile, #Roommates get into this! So the NYPD mistakenly used a photo of Instagram influencer #EvaLopez, on a “wanted” poster for grand larceny and now the innocent woman is suing for $30 million!
According to the New York Post, Eva Lopez, 31, said she was on vacation in Florida on August 16, 2021, when she saw the wanted poster featuring a photo of her. The wanted poster shows Eva posing in a stylish outfit and claims she is wanted for grand larceny after allegedly going on an escort service with a customer and stealing his roommate’s $13,000 Rolex watch and credit card.
“I thought it was something fake. I really couldn’t believe the police would put me on a wanted poster,” she recalled. Eva eventually contacted Detective Kevin Dwyer, who was listed on the flyer, only to find out that he “knew it was an issue before she called.” The detective allegedly told Lopez that the wanted poster had already been taken down from the department’s Facebook page and other web sites. The real perpetrator had a tattoo sleeve, the detective said, something Eva doesn’t.
According to the lawsuit, filed on Wednesday, the “incident has damaged Ms. Lopez'[s] personal reputation in her neighborhood and has damaged her professional reputation in her employment.”
Eva claims that the error took a toll on the image she’s built on social media with her more than 865,000 Instagram followers. “People didn’t think I wаs being honest,” Eva said in a statement to the Post. “It wаs just extremely humiliаting, not only for me but аlso for my fаmily.”
Eva’s lawyer Mark Shirian, has since come out to condemn the NYPD for the incident. Telling the Post “the NYPD should commit to more thorough investigations before haphazardly accusing and identifying innocent people of fantastic lies and brazen crimes.”
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