WeHo Sheriff Says Gay YouTuber Faked Hate Crime Officials with the West Hollywood Sheriff's Station say Calum McSwiggan injured himself. McSwiggan says he was targeted in a gay hate crime outside of a club. BY YEZMIN VILLARREAL JUNE 28 2016 7:12 PM EDT 2.8K SHARES Calum McSwiggan, 26, a YouTuber, posted a photo of himself on social media claiming that he was attacked outside a gay bar in West Hollywood Monday, but the police are telling a different story. In a statement to The Advocate, Holly M. Perez, captain of the West Hollywood Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, said that authorities responded to McSwiggan's report that he was assaulted by three men outside of a gay club. Officers "were unable to substantiate the assault," Perez said. The YouTuber "had no visible injuries" and was arrested when officers went to the scene "after deputies observed him vandalizing a car." The 26-year-old was booked and photographed (photo above) and placed in a cell by himself at the West Hollywood Station. It was there that station personnel say McSwiggan "was then observed injuring himself with the handle and receiver to a payphone inside the cell."