Moorhead police: Driver with Trump bumper sticker waved gun at driver with Warren bumper sticker

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A 27-year-old West Fargo, N.D., man is in jail after threatening a woman with a handgun because he took issue with her political bumper sticker, according to the Moorhead Police Department.

About noon Monday, officers were sent to a commercial area along Eighth Street South near the Interstate 94 interchange for a disturbance call.

A woman told police she was driving southbound in the 1000 block of Eighth Street near Concordia College when a man pulled up next to her and yelled at her saying he disliked her  bumper sticker supporting Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Police said that the man, identified later as Joseph Schumacher, then pointed to his own  bumper sticker for Republican President Donald Trump and talked about his different political views before he drove past the woman’s vehicle and held up a handgun.

Officers were able to locate the suspect inside a nearby business and found a loaded handgun in his vehicle’s center console, according to police. Police said the passenger of the vehicle confirmed what reportedly happened.

Schumacher was booked into the Clay County jail and is facing charges of felony terroristic threats and having a loaded handgun inside a vehicle without a permit, a misdemeanor.

He’s due in court Tuesday.


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