A couple is accused of using their car to run two twin teen boys off the road when they were riding their bikes. The motivation was that the bikes had Trump flags on them.
One of the boys had their flag ripped from his bike and some of the incident was caught on video which lead to the arrest that may result in felony charges, according to police.
Hobart police said Snapchat videos helped officers secure charges against Kyren Gregory Perry-Jones, 23, and Cailyn Marie Smith, 18, in connection with a July 22 incident.
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Police Capt. James Gonzales said the Hobart couple are accused of driving in their car, running the 14-year-old boys off of the road, and making threats toward them.
The boys told police that a car was driving that had a man and woman in it. The guy driving pulled up and asked if they were Trump supporters. The one boy said yes.
That's when the driver allegedly "dropped" the flag that was on one bike with a fishing pole. The man ran back to his car, then ran over the flag and drove off. The woman was the passenger.
Both the driver and passenger were charged with two felony counts of intimidation and criminal recklessness.
In a video posted to Snapchat, allegedly by the couple of their encounter with the boy, shows “the driver turns the wheel sharply as if he saw the boys and wanted to hit them with the vehicle while yelling `ya'll better get home,'" according to the affidavit. A male's voice is then heard telling the female passenger “pull that flag down" in the video which shows the female trying to reach it through her window and her saying, “get closer."
“The female is then heard saying `ya'll scared, just like your president'' and `America is not great'" followed by an expletive, according to the affidavit.
In a second Snapchat video, Perry-Jones alleged says, “Don't let me see you downtown" to one of the boys and threatens to beat him up.