A Maryland man was arrested after he shot at Trump supporters who were harassing him as he was placing a Black Lives Matter sign in his front yard.
Police booked Douglas Kuhn, 50, for multiple charges, including assault, after an incident with Trump supporters. According to CBS Baltimore, the incident happened on Saturday in Kingsville, Maryland. Neal Houk and his son told the outlet that they honked their horn at Kuhn, their neighbor, from their pickup truck.
“He reached down. He had a shotgun right there, pulled it out and pointed it right at…and we were in disbelief. Next thing we heard was a shotgun blast,” Houk told CBS Baltimore. No one was harmed, and no details were released about any damage done to the vehicle. Police ended up tracking down and arresting Kuhn. Police say they found a 12-gauge shotgun on his property. “We see what’s going on in the country, and I really didn’t expect it right here at home,” Houk said. “To hear the gunshot, we were rattled. I’m shaking just talking about it.” Houk added that he’d never met or seen Kuhn.
“People are taking the politics a little too serious,” said another neighbor who said they heard the gunshot. While he says he understands Kuhn’s frustration–he has had his political signs stolen off his property–he doesn’t agree with the shooting. “For someone to take it that far, you gotta be filled with a lot of rage to go out and put a sign up and carry a 12-gauge with you,” Todd said.
Now, Kuhn is facing multiple assault and reckless endangerment charges and a felony firearm charge, CBS News reports. “Hopefully, this division in the country can get better because it’s not good,” the neighbor who asked to be named solely as Todd said. If he is convicted, Kuhn will face up to 100 years in prison. Houk claims his honking wasn’t meant to cause harm, and added that he doesn’t want the middle-aged man to be punished.