BROOKLYN CENTER, MN – A local resident of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota awoke in the early morning hours to find that their residence and vehicles, and a camper was on fire.
When the smoke cleared, they noticed someone had written Biden 2020 and BLM on the garage, strange, because they support President Trump.
A Twin Cities family believes they were targeted for having a "Trump 2020" sign outside their home. An investigation is underway after police say someone spray painted "Biden 2020" on their garage and burned it down." | https://t.co/nyx7XcstcG pic.twitter.com/ZkZFJgKEZm
— WCCO – CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) September 23, 2020
Police officials in Minnesota are currently investigating the cause of the fire. The police stopped short of calling it an arson, but rather did say that the cause of the fire was suspicious in nature.
The family who owns the home posted this on Facebook:
“This morning, at 3:48am our house was supposedly targeted by BLM/Antifa. We woke up to a loud explosion, and saw that our camper was on fire, along with both of Dennis’ trucks, his garage and our entire back yard.
“Thank God our main house is safe. We are safe. Our children are safe. Thank you so much to the Brooklyn Center Police Department, Minnesota for helping us get our family out of the house, and a special thanks to Officer C. Jordan and another officer and firefighters for saving our dogs.
“He said it was so hot they almost had to leave them. Thank you God we are alive and safe, and pray that justice is served.”
One of the residents, Dennis Molla, an immigrant who moved to the United States from the Ukraine told the Star Tribune:
“I think things have gotten way out of control. I’m not one of those confrontational people…I just feel very sorry for my parents, just because they wanted to leave the USSR for us to have a better future and life in America…For them to see me express my beliefs as a Republican, it’s crazy to think it came down to this.”
The household members all seemingly support President Donald Trump and his reelection efforts. They have signs and flags displayed on their property and on their vehicles supporting the President, and allegedly, this may have been the reason the fire was set, if proven to be arson.
Deana Molla, another family member, remembered seeing someone taking pictures of Dennis’ truck while he was working at a construction site a few weeks ago. She believed that the pictures were taken because there was a Trump flag on the vehicle. Deana alleges that they later found feces left in the truck.
If they are this bold now, just think about what the mob will do if the left gets in the White House https://t.co/pwST2TkFYl
— kitt liberty (@kittliberty) September 25, 2020
The Brooklyn Center Police Department released the following statement:
“Just before 4:00 am, Brooklyn Center police officers and firefighters were dispatched to the report of an explosion and fire in the area of 69th Ave N and Morgan Ave N in Brooklyn Center. Officers located a fire at a residence in the 6900 block of Morgan Ave N. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, but not before a detached three car garage and three vehicles were destroyed.
“There was minor damage to the house. There were no injuries during this incident. Officers and firefighters were able to save the three dogs in kennels and four puppies located in the garage.
“This fire is considered suspicious and our investigation remains extremely active. The home occupants had a fairly large “Trump 2020” sign that was destroyed, and our officers observed what appeared to be fresh spray paint on the garage before it burned down. The spray paint included “Biden 2020”, “BLM” and capital letter “A” with a circle around it.
“Our Brooklyn Center Police and Fire Departments were, and continue to be, assisted by the following: North Memorial Ambulance, Hennepin County Crime Lab, Hennepin County Fire Investigation Team, MN State Fire Marshall Office, ATF, and FBI.
“The Minnesota Arson Reward Project – IAAI – is offering rewards of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification of persons responsible for this fire.”
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In another shocking attack on President Trump Supporters:
September 22, 2020
RED BLUFF, CA- A 77 year old man was attacked in broad daylight while outside of a post office in California. The military veteran says that he was assaulted for wearing a “Back the Blue” mask and a “Make America Great Again” hat.
— KRCR News Channel 7 (@KRCR7) September 22, 2020
The attack occurred on September 18 outside a post office in Tehama County, roughly 130 miles outside of Sacramento. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, spoke to KRCR-TV in an interview where he recalled the details of the attack.
He explained that a man and woman approached him outside of the post office and expressed disdain for his pro-police and MAGA attire:
“She looked at me and she goes, ‘We just don’t like people like you.’ Just kind of got shocked a little bit and said, ‘Well, that breaks my heart,’ and no more sooner out of my mouth, I get hit on the left side of my head.”
The veteran then said that after being punched he was put in a headlock by his attackers and ruthlessly beaten:
“Then somehow he got me in a headlock and started pounding me on top of my head … I got blood all over the place and I’m trying to figure, you know, where’s my hat, where’s my package?”
Following the blitz attack, the veteran was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment. He sent a picture of the top of his head to KRCR-TV which shows deep bruises along with cuts and scratches from the attack.
He says that, although it’s been days since the attack, he is still experiencing headaches.
Red Bluff police later arrested 26 year old Daniel Gomez-Martinez in connection with the attack. Gomez-Martinez is being charged with battery and elderly abuse according to the Sacramento Bee. The woman who was involved in the assault has not yet been identified.
Although he was blindsided by the attack, the 77 year old still feels remorse for letting it happen in the first place:
“I just feel kind of bad, seven years in the military, Vietnam veteran and 30 plus years in law enforcement and you’re always taught situational awareness. And this guy came out of … I never saw it coming.”
He wrapped up the interview by expressing his disbelief over what happened:
“I was so shocked for the hate that people have, you know. I don’t hate them. I never met them. I just can’t believe they would do something like that.”
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