Woman Admits to Slashing Tire Because She Saw ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat in Car
An Arizona woman confessed to slashing the tires of a man’s vehicle because she was upset after seeing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat inside.
Nick Dugas told AZ Central says he was frustrated to see his vehicle had a flat tire, and that he grew more upset when he examined the tire to find a clean three inch cut that revealed his tire was not merely flat, but had been slashed.
His job as a security guard at the shopping center allowed him to immediately review video of the vandalism, which showed the attacker carrying a distinctive coffee cup from a nearby business. After inquiring at that business, he was able to give the woman’s description, name, and information to police.
The driver was 18. She admitted to police that she cut the tire. “She later told police that it was because she saw a hat with a political message inside the vehicle which she disagreed with,” spokesman Sgt. Vincent Lewis said in an email.
She was cited for criminal damage, a Class 2 misdemeanor, punishable by up to four months in jail and a $750 fine.
Lewis did not release the woman’s name, because she was not booked, he said. I looked up the record online for the case I believe is hers. The woman is scheduled to appear in court later this month. I contacted her for more on her side of the story. I hadn’t heard back from her as of Tuesday night.
Dugas used the opportunity to impart a valuable lesson onto his 15-year-old son, telling him not to “ever let anybody change who you are, or what you believe in,” and to “Stand strong.”
Anti-Trump crimes appear to be on the rise in the country, after an illegal immigrant was detained by ICE after she attacked a man for wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat, and another man pulled a gun on a supporter of President Donald J. Trump for wearing a MAGA hat, telling him it is a “good day for you to die.”