>Driver in Florida plows van into GOP voter registration tent, nearly hitting 6 volunteers: reports
Authorities in Florida were searching Saturday night for a driver who they claim drove his van into a Republican Party voter registration tent in a shopping center parking lot, just missing six volunteers working there.
The suspect, described as a white man in his 20s, then got out of his vehicle and recorded video of the smashed tent, and flashed a middle finger to the startled voter-registration volunteers before driving off, FOX 30 of Jacksonville reported.
Photos posted by the Republican Party of Duval County showed Trump-Pence placards and bumper stickers strewn around the parking lot, along with the toppled tent. Another photo showed an older model brown-and-tan van driving away from the scene.
“Kind of out of the blue, a man approached us in a van, was waving at us, kind of a friendly demeanor, thought he was coming up to talk to us. Instead he accelerated his vehicle and plowed right into our tent, our tables,” Alfieri told the station.
“After he ran over everything, he backed up, took out a cell phone, kind of recorded the damage, made some obscene gestures at us and then proceeded to leave the complex.”
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry called the incident "outrageous."
"The hate is toxic and dangerous," the mayor wrote on Twitter. "Thankfully no one was injured but certainly they are shaken after being targeted because they were registering voters."
Florida's two U.S. senators -- Marco Rubio and Rick Scott -- also commented.
Jacksonville authorities said the driver intentionally tried to strike the tent with his vehicle, the Florida Times-Union reported.https://www.foxnews.com/us/driver-in-florida-plows-into-gop-voter-registration-tent-nearly-hitting-6-volunteers-reports