A Trump supporter in Woodinville, Washington, was caught on video pointing a gun at a group of teenage girls after being splashed with water by a third party who was not present at the time.
Woodinville, Washinton: Trump supporter pulls a gun on some teenage girls after getting splashed by some water at… https://t.co/HQtQtM0Khf— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@Rex Chapman🏇🏼)1603638427.0
In the video, the young women shouted at the man to put away his weapon as he threateningly walked towards them, gun out and aimed at them.
The man originally took out his weapon because another man, who ran away before the video began, splashed "dirty water" on him.
@emrazz Next time a man says women are fragile, show him this video of a man pulling a gun on some teens after a st… https://t.co/z6RHtZtyu2— ✨🌘Friendly Neighborhood Alien🌒✨ (@✨🌘Friendly Neighborhood Alien🌒✨)1603591231.0
The man later claimed to police he wasn't sure what the water might have been, but felt threatened enough to pull out his gun.
He was claiming (to the police) that he thought it could have been acid, and cried self-defense. I heard him go fro… https://t.co/S55gPR0cEX— ✨🌘Friendly Neighborhood Alien🌒✨ (@✨🌘Friendly Neighborhood Alien🌒✨)1603592722.0
I also have a two minute video I accidentally took in my pocket of us discussing what happened. I’m happy to give i… https://t.co/DczTnTP0JY— ✨🌘Friendly Neighborhood Alien🌒✨ (@✨🌘Friendly Neighborhood Alien🌒✨)1603592882.0
**I do not promote doxxing please don’t doxx these men. The police have their info.**— ✨🌘Friendly Neighborhood Alien🌒✨ (@✨🌘Friendly Neighborhood Alien🌒✨)1603593075.0
A woman tries to pull the man away in the video, but he insists on staying near the teenage girls with his gun fully drawn.
More footage of him. Here he shoves an unarmed teen with his gun drawn. https://t.co/d1sd9jelro— ✨🌘Friendly Neighborhood Alien🌒✨ (@✨🌘Friendly Neighborhood Alien🌒✨)1603601259.0
@JustABitAlien @emrazz I think it’s important for people to know the people being harassed by the man with the gun… https://t.co/ySkxA28qDT— carter lewis (@carter lewis)1603597499.0
@JustABitAlien @emrazz #Woodinville @woodinvillecity Might want to look into this, Woodinville.— fruney (@fruney)1603592829.0
On Twitter, many hoped the man would face consequences for his dangerous, threatening actions.
@JustABitAlien @emrazz I’d like to say that I hope the police did something about this thug, but I’m fairly certain they won’t.— Lyric (They/Them) (@Lyric (They/Them))1603641139.0
Sadly, as is so often the case when a threatening person is White, the police took no action and let him leave the scene.
@Lyric_Bonito @JustABitAlien @emrazz They didn't. They let him walk away. If he had been a POC, he would most likely be dead right now.— Forekast (@Forekast)1603649281.0
@JustABitAlien @emrazz He pointed a gun at teenagers and got to go home and live his life. I suggest they arrest hi… https://t.co/8EGLd5GU9c— PURPLEFOX (@PURPLEFOX)1603681338.0
@JustABitAlien @LiamJIrwin @emrazz Proving once again that guns don’t make people smarter, just less likely to figu… https://t.co/tyK2fSbH7s— Anne (@Anne)1603631393.0
No responsible person would draw their gun on a group of unarmed teenagers.
@JustABitAlien @emrazz I'm gonna go out on a limb and say this guy has had ZERO training in firearms.— Topsoil Peet - BidenHarris 2020 text 30330 (@Topsoil Peet - BidenHarris 2020 text 30330)1603640523.0
@RexChapman This is totally normal person behavior.— Meaghan (@Meaghan)1603677668.0
Disturbing behavior like this has become fairly common during the last four year, with President Trump refusing to disavow, and sometimes even encourage, those who lash out against his critics with violence.
In divisive times like these, true leaders do everything they can to discourage violence, not egg it on.