Trump Fan Jailed Over Bumper Sticker Rage

Cops: Man flashed gun to Warren backer

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Bumper Sticker Rage

OCTOBER 8--A Donald Trump supporter is behind bars following his arrest yesterday for displaying a handgun to a female motorist whose vehicle carried an Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker, Minnesota police report.

According to investigators, the 18-year-old victim was driving Monday afternoon in Moorhead, a northwest Minnesota city, when Joseph Schumacher, 27, pulled up next to her and rolled down his window.

Schumacher, seen at right, “began yelling at the female expressing his dislike” for a bumper sticker supporting Warren, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Schumacher, cops add, then pointed to a Trump bumper sticker on his vehicle.

After Schumacher eventually pulled in front of the woman, he allegedly “held up a handgun inside his vehicle,” police allege.

Responding to a 911 call placed by the woman, cops located Schumacher--who was wearing a "Trump 2020" hat--at a nearby Moorhead restaurant. A search of Schumacher’s auto turned up two loaded handguns, one in the car’s center console and another "encased in the backseat area," according to a probable cause statement.

During questioning, a passenger in Schumacher’s vehicle "told police that Defendant had indeed produced a pistol during the incident." Schumacher denied brandishing a weapon, claiming that he "believed he had been flirting with" the victim and her female passenger.

While Schumacher was arrested on two felony counts of making terroristic threats, as well as misdemeanor weapons charges, prosecutors subsequently filed a criminal complaint charging him with three misdemeanors: disorderly conduct, carrying a weapon without a permit, and unlawful transportation of a firearm.

Schumacher is seen below in a photo from his Facebook page, which includes clips from Fox News shows hosted by Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson, and a June birthday salute to Trump for “always trying to do what is best for the United States and for United States citizens!”

In another post, Schumacher describes himself as “die hard Republican” and says, “I rock the Trump Pence bumper sticker, wear a MAGA hat everyday where I am judged and blatantly harassed multiple times a week by Dems.” Schumacher added, “Granted I do live in the most liberal city in North Dakota. But I bet it happens a little bit on the other side of the table too depending on where your at. Everyone has their own opinion and I respect that.” (1 page)