A Massachusetts woman was reportedly taken into custody on Monday after she allegedly drove into a car sporting a Trump bumper sticker.
The arrest of Chloe Wright, 25, followed an alleged hit-and-run in Hyannis on June 30, the Cape Cod Times reported, citing a police report.
After the incident, the man she hit reportedly contacted the Barnstable Police Department and recalled hearing a motorist behind him honking their car horn as he waited at a red light.
According to the police report, the honking continued and by the time he reached another red light, the motorist started shouting at him, the Times reported.
Fearing that the alleged honking and shouting was regarding a problem with his car, the man reportedly got out, at which point, the man said he heard the other motorist shouting about his bumper sticker supporting Trump, according to the report.
“She said, ‘You voted for Trump?’” the man recalled her saying. “I said yes. She called me a racist and several other names.”
The man then claimed that the woman repositioned her vehicle and hit his car with hers, the Times said, citing the police report. After this, the woman reportedly left the scene.
“She bent my door and I had to lean back to avoid getting hit,” the man reportedly said. “She also hit the side of my car.”
The man’s girlfriend, who was with him at the time, backed up his description of the alleged incident, the police report said, according to the Times.
Wright was arrested roughly a month later on a warrant from the Barnstable district court for assault with a dangerous weapon, state police confirmed.
She reportedly pleaded not guilty during a court appearance on Monday and was freed on a $1,250 bond. The Times reported that she was also charged with vandalizing property and leaving the scene of property damage.
In another case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, a man has been arrested in California for allegedly threatening to chop up Sen. Rand Paul and his family with an ax, according to media reports.
Paul told the Rotary Club Grayson County on Monday that he has become increasingly concerned for the safety of his family, according to WBKO.
He also mentioned a recent threat he received, the Courier-Journal reported.
“Capitol Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man who threatened to kill me and chop up my family with an ax,” Paul said. “It’s just horrendous that we have to deal with things like this.”
The man was identified by WBKO as Nathaniel Blane Hufffman, who was arrested in Berkeley, California. He is originally from Murray, according to WBKO.
Huffman is known to the Capitol Police for making aggressive statements to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others.
He allegedly called Sen. Paul’s Bowling Green office twice last week, despite having not been in Kentucky for many months, WBKO reported.
It’s not Paul’s first run-in with someone angry with him. In November, Rene Albert Boucher allegedly attacked Paul outside of his Bowling Green home. Paul had six broken ribs and small cuts to his nose and mouth.
Boucher pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault and received 30 days in jail and a $10,000 fine for his attack, but federal prosecutors are appealing the sentence. Prosecutor Bradley Shephard has asked for a 21-month sentence.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
August 3rd, 2018