Civility before the mid-terms.
After a couple of drinks at the Garage Bar and Grille, Johnny MacKay did the smart thing. He got in an Uber and headed home, leaving his truck behind in the bar’s parking lot.
The location of the park job was also intentional: he left his truck under a light, hoping it would deter anyone from breaking into it.
The next morning, when he woke up and returned for his car, he found it in ashes.
“All of a sudden I saw the tires were melted, the windows were shattered, and I was just in shock,” MacKay said.
He also saw something else. On the side of the truck, spray-painted in silver writing, was a message against President Donald Trump, something Mackay thinks could signal a targeted attack against his truck. On the back of his truck were two stickers supporting the President, a candidate MacKay said he didn’t vote for but now supports because he’s in office. […]
Luckily, MacKay was far away from his vehicle when it caught fire. But he doesn’t think it was an accident.
“If you say anything that someone doesn’t like you are ultimately a target,” he said. “You’re automatically the enemy and they have to hurt you.”