Trump supporter waves gun at woman after seeing her Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker, police say

  
Via:  john-russell  •  2 months ago  •  10 comments

Trump supporter waves gun at woman after seeing her Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker, police say
Road rage episodes happen “now and then,” the police captain said. But Swenson said couldn’t remember another case where political differences were the cause

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Trump supporter waves gun at woman after seeing her Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker, police say


OCTOBER 08, 2019

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After spotting a woman’s Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker, Joseph Schumacher pulled his car alongside hers and rolled down his window. He yelled at her, police said, gesturing toward his own bumper sticker: Trump 2020.

The two sniped back and forth Monday afternoon while driving along Eighth Street, one of the main drags in the northwestern Minnesota city of Moorhead. Then, authorities say, Schumacher pulled out a gun and waved it at the Warren supporter, who called police.

Schumacher, of West Fargo, N.D., now faces charges of making terroristic threats, a felony, and having a loaded gun inside a vehicle without a permit, a misdemeanor.

“I can’t speculate on what the suspect’s intent when he did that was, but, obviously for the victim, it was a fearful situation,” Moorhead police Capt. Deric Swenson told The Washington Post. “So that’s why he’s facing those charges.”

Road rage episodes happen “now and then,” the police captain said. But Swenson said couldn’t remember another case where political differences were the cause. He said Schumacher and the woman appeared to have started the exchange “having fun with it.” They continued sparring while driving about eight blocks before it escalated into Schumacher pulling a gun, he said.

The 27-year-old remained behind bars at the Clay County Jail on Tuesday, Swenson said.


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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 months ago

Best not to pull a gun on someone. 

Maybe Trump will give him a pardon. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 months ago

That or appoint him to something and then fire him 6 mo later.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
1.2  Freedom Warrior  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 months ago

Plenty more of that to come I expect and I wouldn’t feel too comfortable with any political bumper sticker on my car at this point.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.2.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Freedom Warrior @1.2    2 months ago

I don't blame you for that.  There are just too many nuts out there from all parties.  People used to put signs in their yards here, but most won't now after their yards were damaged.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
1.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 months ago

Just goes to show there are nut cases on all sides, no matter what their professed political affiliation.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
1.4  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 months ago

I was always taught never to pull a gun on someone unless you have no other choice and have every intention of using it. I taught my children the same thing.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.4.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @1.4    2 months ago

When I was researching this topic, I found one site that said 37% of road rage incidents involve firearms or weapons.

 
 
 
bbl-1
2  bbl-1    2 months ago

And now it begins.

The Putin plan for fear and division works.

The heart and soul of MAGA.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
2.1  Freedom Warrior  replied to  bbl-1 @2    2 months ago

 Begins? When did it ever end?

 
 
 
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