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An Arizona woman admitted to police that she slashed a man’s tire simply because she saw a Make America Great Again hat sitting on his dashboard, according to the Arizona Republic.

The vehicle belongs to Nick Dugas, who works as a security manager at a mall. His job, which gave him access to the parking lot surveillance cameras, helped him piece together what happened.

“No one has a right to destroy property because they don’t agree with someone else,” Dugas told the Republic. “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine being the victim of pure hate because of my belief.”

Saturday, Dugas’s vehicle was parked at Paradise Valley Mall, where he works. That afternoon, a car parked next to his SUV, and four women got out. Two of them spotted the MAGA hat in the car, but they all went into a store, doing nothing.

A few minutes later, they came out from Dutch Bros. Coffee and got back in their car. Then, two of them got back out. The driver knelt down next to Dugas’s left front tire while the passenger stood watch. On surveillance video, the left side of the vehicle is seen dropping. Then the women left.

Later that day, Dugas came out and noticed a 3-inch puncture in his tire, a clear sign that someone had cut it. That evidence sent Dugas back into work to review the surveillance footage, discover what happened, and identify the women by talking to employees of Dutch Bros. coffee and browsing the shop’s Instagram followers list.

He turned the info over to Phoenix police, who said the woman admitted to cutting the tire “because she saw a hat with a political message inside the vehicle which she disagreed with.” She was charged with misdemeanor criminal damage, which carries a punishment of up to four months in jail and a $750 fine.

The whole situation caused Dugas significant inconvenience. When he left work and discovered the flat tire, he was heading to take his son to tutoring and make it to a birthday dinner for his visiting mother. That did not happen as planned.

Still, Dugas did not let act of politically-motivated hate cause him to react poorly. Dugas’s court statement emphasized that he forgave the woman for what she did, even though she was clearly in the wrong.

He also didn’t even consider removing the MAGA hat from his car, and made sure to point that out to his son, a 15-year old who he adopted last year when he found the boy homeless and sleeping behind a store.

“You don’t ever let anybody change who you are, or what you believe in,” Dugas told his son, according to the Arizona Republic.

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  1. Ed

    March 14, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Lady needs to serve the full 4 months in jail plus the fine.

    I forgive her, too. The jail term might help prevent a recurrence.

  2. Sandy

    March 14, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    TDS!!! Jail the bitch!

  3. pat

    March 14, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    I find it not funny that the liberals say Trump people are vicious bully’s, racists and bigots but they seem to be the ones being hateful, vicious, bigoted and bully’s. Sheshould be fined and jailed the full amount. I am sure if it had been the other way around the news would have blown this up and marches in the streets.

    • Blkojo

      March 14, 2019 at 6:20 pm


  4. Smokey

    March 14, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Imagine someone slashing a tire for seeing a “Hope and Change” hat or sticker or whatever between 2009 and 2016. How fast would there be calls for them to pay the fine, serve the full time in jail, then buy a brand new Bugati for the “innocent victim who was targeted for not being the same as their attacker?” Why is it liberals, who scream tolerance and so on, believe it’s perfectly OK for them to commit crimes against conservatives?

    • Blkojo

      March 14, 2019 at 6:21 pm


  5. PT

    March 14, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    So it would be okay if Dugas slashed her tires because he didn’t like her politics? Of course not. She is a dem/liberal and dems/liberals are always right and if you don’t agree, they don’t care.

  6. Polly

    March 14, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Prison time

  7. Sur

    March 14, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Dugas has more grace and honor in his pinkie than the woman has in her whole body. He’s teaching his son how to be a decent moral human while she’s teaching hate and vengeance. This is now our world. Thanks Obama for your hope and change!

  8. jean

    March 14, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Liberals are terrorists plain and simple

  9. Joseph Kempski

    March 14, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Break her arms and put her in prison permanently, better yet break her legs too. I would if i caught her

  10. SJ

    March 14, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Just add it to the already long list. What an awesome father, God bless him.

  11. Barbara

    March 14, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    It really makes me wonder if Liberals can read and have any comprehension…What is wrong with the message? MAGA: Make America Great Again? Would they prefer ..Get rid of America and let it become a Third World Country? The Democrats are intent on doing this with their Socialistic-Communistic ideas.. Venezuela is a prime example. There are two classes…the ultra rich and the ultra poor. Venezuela was a wealthy country. Now many are scrambling to find food . People who don’t support President Trump are looking for this to happen here.

  12. Rebecca Holstine

    March 15, 2019 at 12:44 am

    The left have lost their minds. Goodness knows what they will do when Trump wins another term. I have never seen this kind of action out of anyone in my long life just because of someone being elected president. I guess they have always been mean and crazy, he has just brought it out in the public. She needs to go to jail and have time to sit and think about what she done for at least the whole 4 mos.

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