Man's Tire Slashed Due To MAGA Hat Inside, Then He Tracks Down the Culprit

Nick Dugas had a woman slash his tire because his MAGA hat was inside, but he tracked her down and called the police

Phoenix, AZ – A 19-year-old woman told police she slashed the tire of a stranger’s car because she saw a Make America Great Again hat inside and didn’t agree with the politics.

The woman’s name was not released by the police because she had not been booked, according to Phoenix Police Sergeant Vincent Lewis.

“She later told police that it was because she saw a hat with a political message inside the vehicle which she disagreed with,” Sgt. Lewis said in an email, according to the Arizona Republic.

The woman was cited for criminal damage, a misdemeanor, and could face up to four months in jail and a $750 fine.

The incident started on Saturday at about 1:30 p.m. when Nick Dugas noticed his SUV was pulling to the left. Dugas then noticed his front left tire was flat.

When Dugas got a closer look, he noticed a three-inch slit through the neck of the tire, according to the Arizona Republic.

Dugas works as a retail security manager so he went back to the mall to look at surveillance footage of the parking lot. He noticed that a car parked next to his SUV and four women got out.

Two of the women then looked into Dugas’ car in the area where he had a MAGA hat on the console, according to the Arizona Republic.

The women went into a store and reappeared seven minutes. The driver of the car squatted next to his tire while another woman was scanning the parking lot. The left side of Dugas’ SUV dropped.

Dugas examined the video more closely and saw that the woman that slashed his tire had a red beverage from Dutch Bros. Coffee in her hand.

Dugas walked to the Dutch Bros. Coffee shop and asked about that particular kind of drink. The manager knew the women and recognized them from the surveillance tape and said they came in often.

The victims then checked the Instagram page of the coffee shop and scrolled through the followers and recognized the woman and her accomplice who slashed his tire.

He then called the police and gave them their names.

The slashed tire cost Dugas $300 to replace. He also missed out on his mother’s birthday dinner, the Arizona Republic reported.

But missing out on the family event wasn’t the only issue Dugas had with the woman’s actions.

“No one has a right to destroy property because they don’t agree with someone else,” Dugas said, according to the Arizona Republic. “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine being the victim of pure hate because of my belief.”

Dugas provided a written statement to the court. It read, “In this case, the right thing to do is to forgive you rather than spill hatred onto you like you did to me. Rather than wish upon you the same fear you wished upon me that day. But I really hope that you are listening. Just because I have a different yet equally as important view as you do, it doesn’t EVER give you the right to spew hate, cause fear, and interrupt someone else’s life."

Dugas still keeps his MAGA hat on the console of his car, something he pointed out to his 15-year-old son, according to the Arizona Republic.

“See that hat? It hasn’t moved, has it?” he asked his son. The teen shook his head, according to the Arizona Republic. “You don’t ever let anybody change who you are, or what you believe in,” Dugas told him. “You stand strong.”

Comments (91)
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Sailor
Sailor

Great response to the hate of the left.

Sonny43
Sonny43

The woman's name should be made public.

Storm45
Storm45

Witnout a more physically robust repnse, these bimbos will think they won.

ReserveDepty3431
ReserveDepty3431

Liberalism is a mental illness. How else can you explain the self righteous indignation they display towards anyone they don’t agree with? They absolutely feel justified doing criminal things to innocent people based on their dislike of that person’s political beliefs. Never mind that this is a country that allows us to freely express our beliefs.

Gramercy
Gramercy

Dugas's response to the hater..and to his son...BEAUTIFUL! So strong! So positive! Kudos!

Scattered
Scattered

This is so out of hand. I have Trump shoes I wear and get dirty looks all the time. I have stickers all over my truck and Trump Banners, flags, signs and things all over my yard. I'm waiting for my MAGA hat and new Trump banner for 2020. I am a proud Patriot and refuse to back down from showing my love for my Country, our Veterans and our Police Officers. I also have the thin blue line displayed. My family urges me to take it all down because my neighborhood consists mostly of illegal aliens but my response? Not on my life. This is AMERICA and I'm damn proud of it!!!!!!!!

Vcanejr
Vcanejr

The woman's name should be made public.. in the same way the trash leftists do to all the conservatives. She should get the same thing she did to the tire of the man's SUV

Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

Aaaaaahhh Yes, more of that "Leftist Tolerance" we keep hearing so much about!

61mouse
61mouse

All this bullshit means they are making it easier for #MAGA2020

LEO0301
LEO0301

Democrats love to preach about what good people they are and how racist and intolerant the Republicans are.

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

It's crazy, I lost "friends" online after I showed off a gorgeous raspberry-colored leather handbag/tote by Ivanka Trump's fashion line, because even before the election, that was me supporting evil.

Rayb
Rayb

She’s a woman...she gets a free pass..

gfc1963
gfc1963

Isn't America supposed to be the 'land of the free'?? Oh that's just for antifa/democrat/libtards is it?? Okay I get it now! GO TRUMP MAGA!!!!! And I am British.

Stanracer
Stanracer

That should be good for a couple months of double secret probation!👎

Thumper392
Thumper392

Excellent detective work! Sue their shorts off.

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

And just think with the high level of maturity she showed in her actions Nancy Pelosi thinks giving the right to vote to 16 yr old's, because of their maturity is perfectly OK. God help this country if Democrats are successful in getting this done.

ArtBeltranJr
ArtBeltranJr

Democrats truly believe that everyone and everything associated with OUR president is pure evil.

goodgentnsc
goodgentnsc

I know this sounds racist but the way this has played out if a white person had slashed the tires it wouldn't have been a misdemeanor it would a felony and wrote up as a hate crime!!! People American is doomed after trump there will never be a true president the Democrats have ruined our country beyond repair, the days of the Republican's just laying back and riding out a democratic president is over i personally will never follow another one . Tell brothers and sisters what do we do?

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

The way this country has been run the last few years it almost assures a democratic victory in 2020. not that there's anything wrong with Trump, but look at what he's had to work with when the Republican's owned everything! They couldn't find their ass with two hands and a road map because of all their petty bickering, that's why they lost the Senate and the wicked witch of the west took over! It will not bode well for this country in the next couple of years.

Michael Bryant
Michael Bryant

I would charge her with a terrorist threat and a hate crime... Should put all there address and picture all over the net. Picture of the car they were in also... Sure it has a rainbow 🌈 on it. PS: Good detective work..

Hannibal
Hannibal

Stand strong! AMEN!

JRM1607
JRM1607

I'm all about forgiveness but that doesn't mean not prosecuting to the fullest extent of the law.

bronx163
bronx163

Fuck that. Book em Dano. To me thats a hate crime. Doj should be involved. If that was an obama hat and democrat. There would be 20 fbi agents down there booking people into federal magistrate.

Piquerish
Piquerish

While I appreciate this man listening to his Better Angels, frankly, I wish he'd pushed back to the max. This crap has been going on quite long enough with these slimy little leftist turds and the other side always seems skate while the victims turn the other cheek. No more of that please. If asses need waxed then wax away, long, deep and continuous. The SJW Pantyfa left is incapable of learning any other way than force and strong retaliation. History shows the sad tale of what happens when we don't.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Keep that hat on your console, that my friend is called courage, something all never Trumpers lack.

It would almost be worth setting up a sting, put a bunch of MAGA hats in my truck and maybe a big MAGA flag or something, park it somewhere and wait for the fun to start.

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

uh..why has she not been booked and her name released?? she committed a crime..i would already be in jail and my name blasted for all to see.. who is protecting this thug??

Gretagarbo
Gretagarbo

I'm no longer about forgiveness either. There is too much bullying and hate crimes (from the Left) going on. I don't forgive anyone who doesn't ask for forgiveness.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

THIS is the left, Violent, destructive and Uninformed. How Sickening. Make her PAY for new tires BEFORE sentencing her for a HATE CRIME

LOCKTHEMUP
LOCKTHEMUP

Don't EVER forgive a TERRORIST! Make them PAY legally for any and all damages including punitive. Make them PAY!!

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

This Crap has got to stop....we live in a country where we are free to disagree....how many stories did we hear about people slashing tires of Obummer supporters or other disgusting crimes these idiots commit!

SoberProgressive
SoberProgressive

The best Justice would be to place a 'Trump 2020' Bumper Sticker on her car and wait to see how many tires she has to pay for.

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

This is SUCH A CROCK OF CRAP !! That attorney AND the Judge ?? who engineered this BACK STABBING should be Beaten in front of city hall. This EXACT same scenario happened in Portland Oregon Years ago ..and a Police Officer was MURDERED. Your judge is a GUTLESS Mafia THUG. Ignorance IS NOT an excuse to BREAK ANY LAW.

BobC
BobC

Please... Name and address of the thug! We all know she will not except blame, but instead will blame the victim and will just be more careful when she does it again.

ChefRay
ChefRay

I am sorry, but enough is enough. This was a straight out HATE CRIME, and this twit needs to find out as does her friends and other Punk Ass Kids that do the same crap. Hate crimes are not to be played with.

RamblinRose
RamblinRose

Yes. That would be great. Very few of her type even bother to look at their car on the outside. I would bet that such a bumper sticker would stay there for a while.

gunner55
gunner55

Well it's Arizona. They have a very large population of illegals and liberals. The two seem to go together.

FM1
FM1

Mr Dugas you are a better man than me.i would have had to make other arrangements.jgb