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One of the people President Trump honored for his heroism during a mass shooting in an El Paso Walmart last month was arrested by the Secret Service during his visit to the White House on Monday due to an outstanding criminal warrant, law enforcement officials told the Washington Examiner.

Police say his tale of heroics does not match video evidence. Chris Grant, 50, was shot in the ribs and a kidney during the Aug. 3 rampage that claimed 22 lives. He was not present for a White House ceremony Monday, but his mother Minnie Grant, 82, accepted a signed certificate on his behalf.

The article goes on to state the following:

Grant said in a series of interviews that he sought to spare fellow shoppers by picking up bottles and throwing them at the gunman, with at least one hitting or nearly striking him. A Gofundme account raised $16,917 on his behalf. Grant was photographed when he arrived at Washington’s Reagan-National Airport and outside the White House with his family.

“Nobody bothered to check with us,” said El Paso police spokesman Sgt. Enrique Carrillo, noting that his department had reviewed hours of video and found nothing to back up Grant’s claims.

The Washington Examiner discovered from Texas court documents that Grant has a long criminal record for theft and evading arrest, and recently spent 8 months in prison for car theft. He also spent 18 days behind bars in 2016 for steeling TVs from a Sears store in Richardson, Texas.

The Secret Service announced they had arrested Grant for being a “fugitive from justice.”

CNN broadcast Grant’s claim to their audience after the shooting, as CNN anchor Chris Cuomo visited him in the hospital.

Trump’s speech at the White House included comments about Grant, before his arrest was revealed.

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