This “Florida man” story has a partisan edge to it. On Saturday, a man later identified as Gregory Timm drove his van toward a group of Republicans holding a voter registration event in a Florida parking lot. Instead of talking with them, Timm plowed through their tent and tables, narrowly missing some of the volunteers.
“All of a sudden, he hit the gas and plowed into us,” said Mark Alfieri.
When asked how close the driver came to hitting people, Alfieri said, “Probably maybe half a foot. It was very close.”
Alfieri was volunteering with the Republican Party, Saturday. He was registering voters with five other women close to 3 p.m. when, he said, the van pulled up.
“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,” said Alfieri. “Instead, he accelerated his vehicle and plowed right into our tent, our tables.”…
“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,” said Alfieri.
Fortunately no one was hurt but the driver did flee the scene. Police got a photo of the van including the license plate from one of the people at the scene and Timm was arrested a short time later at his home. He is now facing multiple charges: