27-year-old Gregory Timm reportedly drove a van into a tent of supporters for President Trump. According to a report, he arrived in court smiling and nodding to the cameras before he was seated. Timm reportedly ran over chairs and tables the day before at the Kernan Village shopping center.
According to witnesses, he recorded the scene moments after the incident, made an obscene gesture, and sped off. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said that Timm has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a person 65 years old or older, one count of criminal mischief, and driving with a suspended license.
On Twitter, the county GOP said that six volunteers for President Donald Trump’s campaign “were intentionally targeted while registering voters.”
This is a hate crime, he should go to jail for a very long time. The elected Democrats are pretty much calling for violence against conservatives.
Florida man accused of driving van into Trump-supporters' tent reportedly smiles while entering courthttps://t.co/IvccKD2RcG
— Robert Hess (@robert_hess71) February 10, 2020
“Kind of out of the blue, a man approached us in a van, was waving at us, kind of a friendly demeanor, thought he was coming up to talk to us, instead he accelerated his vehicle and plowed right into our tent, our tables” volunteer Mark Alfieri told television station WJAX.
GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted, “These unprovoked, senseless attacks on @realDonaldTrump’s supporters need to end.”
In a new redacted arrest report, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said that Gregory Timm “advised that he does not like President Trump.” The report added that another reason he drove his van through the tent was because “It’s like someone shitting on your grave.”
Local media said there were no injuries.