Local Business Owner Says He's Not Associated with Boston Marathon Bombing Costume

Lynch & Sons Landscaping, formerly of Brighton, says the picture was posted falsely from their company and is working to remove the photo.

Alicia Ann Lynch supposedly posted this photo from her local place of employment, according to the Buzzfeed social medica site. Photo credit: Buzzfeed
Alicia Ann Lynch supposedly posted this photo from her local place of employment, according to the Buzzfeed social medica site. Photo credit: Buzzfeed
The social media site Buzzfeed has been "buzzing" about one woman who dressed as a victim of the Boston Marathon bombings and then posted the picture on Twitter and Instagram.

According to the Buzzfeed post, the picture of Alicia Ann Lynch, 22 was posted from her family's place of employment at Lynch & Sons Landscaping which had ties to Brighton and Hartland before closing.

The former Brighton and Hartland business owner, however, says the woman posing in the photo has no ties to his family or any type of affiliation to his former company.

"I have all sons," former owner Mike Lynch said. "This is someone completely unrelated to us just trying to stir something up, I have no idea."

Lynch said the last time he updated his company's Facebook page was in 2011 and he had forgotten about the social media site until Alicia Lynch posted the photo to it. He is currently working to remove the page which has seen some activity with people posting comments, lashing out at the company.

"It is absolutely disgusting! It is In such poor taste to begin with and then to post a picture like this on the Internet is a million times worse," Facebook user Melanie Anderson wrote on the page. "There are people who are living here in our great city of Boston that have no limbs or a child that they will never tuck into bed or hear the word I Love you again. I hope that many more people let you know how sick and twisted this is and what poor taste it was to put your companies name on this as if you were so proud."

In response, Lynch posted a short explanation.

"Somebody else posted it as falsely being from the company," Lynch & Sons wrote on the Facebook page. "The company in no way thinks that is tasteful I just haven't figured how to remove that persons post."

Calling the incident "disturbing," Lynch said he is working to remove the forgotten Facebook page.

According to the Buzzfeed story, users discovered Alicia Lynch had once posted a photo of her driver’s license and used the information to attack her for the costume she wore. She said she and her family have since received several death threats. She has since apologized for her actions through Twitter, but her Twitter account was deactivated on Sunday.

What do you think of the costume? Tell us in the comments below.
Christian Brabb November 05, 2013 at 01:30 PM
Leave this poor girl alone!! She has gone through enough! You have harassed her, her parents, and anyone affiliated with her. Remember they can trace it back to you if they get the police involved and u can be charged for any threats u give her or her family. Who are any of you to judge her on what she wears as a costume? Last I checked none of you are Jesus!
Jennifer Ramirez November 06, 2013 at 11:28 AM
SHE published her ID herself. It's a screenshot with the pertinent information blurred out. It goes to show she has always been stupid - who the heck publishes their ID with their personal information?
Greg Amidon November 06, 2013 at 06:09 PM
The same people who are throwing a fit over this woman's choice of a Halloween costume are the same ones who are going to throw a fit if the marathon bomber gets too harsh a sentence. Go figure.
Rich Barrett November 07, 2013 at 12:25 AM
So some dumb girl who has nothing substantial to gain from it gets fired for wearing a costume that mocks victims of the bombing BUT Rolling Stone magazine writes a featured article WITH flattering cover photo of the actual bomber and goes on to double their sales for that month. Way to go America ... :/
Dross Cool November 09, 2013 at 08:37 PM


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