Woman Enraged by Pro-Trump Bumper Sticker Intentionally Rammed Man’s Car, Police Say
A Massachusetts woman allegedly intentionally rammed into another car after she became enraged by a pro-Trump bumper sticker, police said.
Chloe Wright, 25, was arrested after a hit-and-run in Hyannis the Cape Cod Times reported on July 31. The incident took place June 30 in Hyannis.
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On July 30, Wright pleaded not guilty at Barnstable District Court to a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. She also faces charges of vandalizing property as well as leaving the scene of property damage.
The man told the Barnstable Police Department that he recalled hearing a driver behind him sounding her horn as he waited at a red light. As they continued to drive, the honking turned into the motorist shouting at him, according to the Times.
The man, who was not named, got out of his vehicle. He said she was yelling at him about his Trump bumper sticker.
“She said, ‘You voted for Trump?’” the man recalled, the paper reported. “I said yes. She called me a racist and several other names.”
Then, the woman repositioned her car and hit his car with hers, the outlet reported.
“She bent my door and I had to lean back to avoid getting hit,” the man said. “She also hit the side of my car.”
Wright missed him by a few inches, he said.
“Her tire was right next to my foot,” he told CBS Boston. “That could have ended really bad.”
The man’s girlfriend, who was with him, backed up his claims against Wright.
Wright is slated to head back to court on Aug. 28 for a pretrial hearing, the Times reported.