Jacksonville police have arrested Gregory Timm, 27, of Jacksonville for the crime. His bail has been set at $500,000. His own video, taken at the scene, may be used against him. He was an aspiring sound engineer according to the president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, a union he had just joined.
Police Won’t Say Politically Motivated
In Sandalwood (a small town near Jacksonville), Florida, on the lazy Saturday afternoon of Feb. 8, 2020, the GOP voter registration tent got driven into. A psychotic man in his 20s drove an older model van through the tent, which was setup at the local Walmart. Luckily nobody was hurt as they were able to get out of the way. The angry driver stopped, took some video, then “flipped” off witnesses and drove away.
Only calling it aggravated assault at the moment, police are looking for the suspect. The Mayor, both Florida Senators, and even President Trump condemned the attack. Even the head of the County Democratic Party said it was a “cowardly” act, and that nobody’s life should be threatened for exercising their First Amendment rights.
Law Enforcement has been notified. Be careful tough guys who you play with!Tweet from @realDonaldTrump
Despite the circumstances and witness statements, law enforcement won’t label this as a politically-motivated attack. Theories abound concerning Antifa, lone maniacs, etc. Clearly this end-stage Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) behavior is above the level of protest and closer to domestic terror. Hopefully they will quickly locate this culprit and discourage others by imposing the maximum punishment the law allows.
Updates as they develop.
Karl Donaldson is an editor and writer for NRN. Partial to his two cats, he lives in New Hampshire with his wife and a veritable menagerie of his wife's creatures.