On Saturday, a van driven by Gregory William Loel Timm rammed into a Republican Party tent set up with volunteers registering voters. After Timm rammed the tent, he flipped off shocked bystanders and even took a video of the aftermath before driving away.
Jacksonville, Florida police have now arrested the 27-year-old man and charged him with two counts of aggravated assault on a person over 65 years old, criminal mischief and driving without a license.
Timm was identified as the person behind the wheel of the van that rammed the tent that had been set up in the parking lot of a Walmart. One volunteer who was working at the tent said, “It happened so quickly. I just barely got out of the way.”
A Van intentionally drove through a Republican Party voter registration tent in Jacksonville.
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) February 9, 2020
President Trump tweeted out about the incident:
Law Enforcement has been notified. Be careful tough guys who you play with! https://t.co/1Pq0hOrzy2
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2020
Even though there were no injuries, the driver drove very close to the volunteers and destroyed the tent.
Photos from the Duval County GOP below:
Today in Jacksonville, Florida six Trump Campaign volunteers were intentionally targeted while registering voters. pic.twitter.com/0wzaCYh5ut
— Duval County GOP (@DuvalGOP) February 8, 2020