As previously described, on Saturday afternoon a Florida person plowed his van into a Trump campaign voter registration tent in Jacksonville. The good news is no one was injured, but the driver of the van was not straight away apprehended.
At close to 2:45 p.m. a multi-coloured brown and gold van pushed by what is described as a white male in his 20s or 30s, accelerated into a group of volunteers at the Kernan Village shopping center found at 11900 Atlantic Boulevard.
— Duval County GOP (@DuvalGOP) February 8, 2020
Predictably, individuals on the remaining doubted that the celebration transpired and referred to as it a hoax. Some instructed that the volunteers should connect with the law enforcement if a criminal offense were dedicated (naturally lacking the photo which include the Sheriff vehicle), and many others expressing they ought to be cited for squandering regulation enforcement time on a hoax.
This is so staged c’mon
— TiTo (@manbalz) February 9, 2020
The license plate on that van is crystal clear as working day. If this was authentic, you would be reporting on the person.
— STACI GARCIA (@STACISMAIL) February 9, 2020
— G-Gentleman (@gkgguy) February 9, 2020
The driver, 27-calendar year-outdated Gregory Timm, was arrested by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Business hours afterwards and billed with aggravated assault, felony mischief and driving on suspended license. He is a member of a regional union, coaching to turn into a sound engineer, and has experienced various operate-ins with the legislation.
NEW: We’re mastering a lot more about 27yo Gregory William Timm, accused of driving his van into the tent of volunteers w/ the Republican Occasion of Duval County. Local union pres. confirms he was a member and is suspended, he was education to grow to be a sound engineer. A lot more later on on @FCN2go pic.twitter.com/51UW9hTGUI
— David Jones (@DavidJonesTV) February 9, 2020
Mark Alfieri, who was volunteering, said:
“Kind of out of the blue, a gentleman approached us in a van, was waving at us, kind of a welcoming demeanor, believed he was coming up to speak to us. As an alternative, he accelerated his automobile and plowed proper into our tent, our tables.”
Authorities will not say at this time whether they consider the assault was politically relevant, but it’s rather darn apparent that it was.