A Trump supporter was arrested by police in Moorhead, Minnesota this week after he allegedly pulled a gun on a woman because she had an Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker on her car.
According to the Star Tribune, an 18-year-old Moorhead woman notified police that she had been confronted by 27-year-old Joseph Schumacher. She reported that Schumacher pulled up beside her car and started yelling at her about “his dislike for the political bumper sticker” on her car, the police report reads.
The woman says that she continued driving down the street because at that time she did not believe that the man’s ugly rant was going to escalate any further.
Schumacher continued to follow the woman and he eventually ended up getting out of his vehicle and walking in front of her car. Once he was in front of her vehicle he pulled out gun police say.
The woman immediately called the police. Officers located the man-eating at a nearby shopping center. They searched his vehicle and found a loaded handgun. Police also report that a man who was riding in the vehicle with Schumacher confirmed the woman’s version of the event.
The Moorhead Police Department posted the following about the incident on its Facebook page, “On Monday, October 7, 2019, at approximately 12:08 pm, officers were dispatched to the area of 24 Ave and 8 St S. for a disturbance call. The female caller stated she was driving southbound in the 1000 block of 8 St S when the suspect pulled up next to her and rolled his window down. The male began yelling at the female expressing his dislike for the political bumper sticker the female had displayed on her car. He then pointed to his bumper sticker and further expressed his difference in national political views. The male eventually continued past the victim’s vehicle, and once in front of her, he held up a handgun inside his vehicle. Officers were able to locate the suspect in a nearby business. After seeing a box for a handgun in plain view inside the suspect’s vehicle, officers found a loaded handgun in the center console during a further search. A passenger in the suspect vehicle also confirmed the actions of the suspect driver.
He was subsequently booked into a local jail on suspicion of felony terroristic threats, being a felon in possession of a gun, and carrying a weapon without a permit.