Some guy in Arizona got his tires slashed just because he had a MAGA hat displayed, but he didn’t let it go – he did some detective work and got the perp arrested.
From AZ Central:
Dugas works as a retail security manager, so he went back into the mall to look at surveillance footage of the parking lot.
At 12:40 p.m., a car parked next to his SUV. Four women got out. Two of them peered into his vehicle — where there was a red “Make America Great Again” hat on the console.
The women went into a store, reappeared seven minutes later and got into their car. But a minute later, the driver and front passenger got out again.
The driver squatted next to his tire. The front passenger stood next to her, scanning the parking lot.
The left side of Dugas’ SUV dropped. The women got back into their car and drove away.
Dugas couldn’t believe it.
This guy then puts his Sherlock Holmes cap on and gets down to business:
He looked closer and noticed the driver had a red beverage from Dutch Bros. Coffee in her hand.
“I just started picking the pieces apart,” he said. It’s what he does for a living.
Dugas walked across the street to the Dutch Bros. Coffee and asked about the distinctive drink. It turned out the manager knew the women; they came in often.
Dugas checked the coffee place’s page on Instagram, scrolled through the followers and recognized the women from the surveillance video.
He turned over their names and surveillance video to Phoenix police.
The time it took to get a ride from the mall to the tire shop, pay $300 to have the tire replaced and get across Phoenix, a 45-minute drive in traffic, meant Dugas missed his mother’s birthday dinner.
Wow, that sucks. What a dirtbag that girl is.
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.
The guy made a good statement to the court about the matter:
Dugas would like to forgive the woman.
In a statement to the court, Dugas wrote, “In this case, the right thing to do is to forgive you rather than spill hatred onto you like you did to me. Rather than wish upon you the same fear you wished upon me that day. But I really hope that you are listening. Just because I have a different yet equally as important view as you do, it doesn’t EVER give you the right to spew hate, cause fear, and interrupt someone else’s life.”
Yup. This is what happens when people allow themselves to be radicalized by only reading and viewing news content that they agree with – they start dehumanizing the other side of the aisle. We all need to be better about being fair and reasonable to our fellow citizens. Except AOC, screw that idiot.