article states that when he was approached by police, he was told that what he had said ‘was a felony’-
So evidently people can lie about what you say and you can be charged with felony speech?
The police don’t need to tell you the truth when they talk to you. Oftentimes, they will confront you “strong” in order to see how you react. Calm outrage and open truth telling usually means that you’re the innocent party.