An Indiana couple is facing felony charges after they allegedly ran two teenage boys off the road because they had Trump flags attached to their bicycles.
“This is an unfortunate event that involved two brothers expressing their support for President Trump,” Hobart Police Capt.James Gonzales said. “Our residents in Hobart should be able to express their support for any political affiliation without fear of any adverse recourse. The Hobart Police Department will continue to serve the Hobart residents to ensure they are free to express their support for whomever they choose and we will tirelessly work to preserve their 1st Amendment Rights under the United States Constitution.”
A Snapchat video caught much of the attack on camera. Charged in the crime are Kyren Gregory Perry-Jones and Cailyn Marie Smith.
“Y’all scared, just like your president … America is not great, (expletive),” one of the suspects could allegedly be heard saying.
Police say they allegedly began following the boys and then swerved to force them of the road as if he “wanted to hit them with the vehicle.”
“On top of that, Perry-Jones threatened the twins for calling 911, and said that if cops asked him about it, he’d say the twins called him a racial slur, police said. (Perry-Jones is black.) The thing is, that threat was caught on video, officers said,” Law and Crime reports.
Police said it took so long to bring charges because they were waiting on the video from Snapchat.