Florida Man Arrested After Allegedly Driving Into GOP Registration Tent

Gregory Timm, 27

A Florida man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly drove his van into a tent full of Republicans who were trying to register new voters in a Walmart parking lot in Jacksonville. As 27-year-old Gregory Timm drove his brown Chevrolet van toward the six volunteers, they quickly scattered and managed to jump out the way.

"It happened so quickly," Nina Williams, who was one of the volunteers, told WJXT. "I just barely got out of the way."

After plowing through the tent, Timm stopped his van, pulled out his phone, and began to record. He then flipped off the crowd and drove away. One of the volunteers managed to snap a photo of Timm's van before he fled and gave it to the police.

Luckily, nobody was injured in the attack. The Duval County GOP shared photos of the scene on Twitter.

 

Authorities managed to track down Timms a few hours later, and he was taken into custody. He is facing charges of aggravated assault, criminal mischief, and driving with a suspended license.

"We are outraged by this senseless act of violence toward our great volunteers," said Duval GOP Chairman Dean Black. "The Republican Party of Duval County will not be intimidated by these cowards, and we will not be silenced. I call on every Republican in our great city to stand up, get involved, and show these radicals that we will not be intimidated from exercising our Constitutional rights."

Photo: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

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