A pair of female supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden apparently didn’t take too kindly to a fan of President Donald Trump invading their rallying spot in Wilmington, North Carolina, over the weekend, WECT-TV reported.
What are the details?
Witnesses said a male Trump supporter decided to head across the street, where Biden supporters were standing near the intersection of Military Cutoff and Eastwood Road, around 4:40 p.m. Saturday, the station reported.
The Trump supporter’s mission appeared to be waving his pro-Trump flag in the faces of the Biden backers, witnesses said, according to WECT.
As you might guess, the gesture didn’t turn out too well for him.
The male Trump supporter said he was assaulted by two female Biden supporters, the station noted, and one of them threw water on him.
So he pointed out the culprits to police and told them he wanted to press charges, WECT said.
But according to Jessica Williams of the Wilmington Police Department, since the alleged incident falls under a misdemeanor and police didn’t witness it, an officer told the Trump supporter he’d obtain the women’s information and give it to him so he could pursue a warrant on his own, the station said.
The Trump supporter gave the officer his information so it could be shared with the female Biden supporters, WECT noted.
However, things didn’t go so smoothly when the cop approached the Biden-backing women, as one of them refused to give the officer her information, the station said.
Police told WECT the officer tried reasoning with the woman and asked her to comply multiple times, but she wouldn’t budge.
With that, the woman was arrested for resisting, delaying, or obstructing an officer and taken before a magistrate, the station said.
Are things heating up in town?
Also in Wilmington, a Trump supporter made headlines after she said her Trump signs and a large flag were taken from her property, WWAY-TV reported.
But Amy Byers told the station that “fear is the absence of faith, and I’m not going to let fear control me.”
“I’m going to make a sign that says, ‘You can steal my sign but you can’t steal my vote.’ And that’s really what my stance is,” she added to WWAY.
Byers added to the station, “I just think we all need to respect each other’s opinions.”