It’s no secret that publicly showing support for President Donald Trump — especially wearing a MAGA hat or flying a Trump flag — can unfortunately be dangerous. There have been dozens of reports of Trump supporters being attacked over the past four years.
In Michigan, another Trump supporter was viciously attacked — this time in his own home, Michigan Live reported. The homeowner, who wished to remain anonymous for safety reasons, believes his home was attacked because he showed his support for the president with yard signs.
The homeowner, his girlfriend and their dog thankfully survived the incident, but it was terrifying, nonetheless.
The St. Clair Shores man reported hearing what he initially believed to be an electrical transformer blowing up in his home, but then realized he was under attack when he saw his living room smoldering and the walls cracked from an explosion.
“Smoke was filling the house,” he told WDIV-TV. “I went up and told her to get out of the house. ‘Grab the dog and get out of the house.'”
Both the homeowner and some of his neighbors caught the attack on camera. The video shows at least one suspect lighting a device and tossing it into the man’s home.
Another explosive device was thrown at a vehicle in the driveway, which didn’t do nearly as much damage.
When police arrived on the scene, the man explained that he felt he might have been targeted because of his known support for the president. “Some people say because I’m a pretty avid Trump supporter. I always have my sign up,” he said.
“When the police showed up, they went in, luckily it didn’t catch fire, but the actual implosion of the mortar, it did some serious damage,” he said.
Alhough police have no suspects or motive for the firebombing at this time, the homeowner announced that he is personally offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the bomber.
Understandably, the homeowner is willing to pay a high price to find the person responsible for “trying to catch my house on fire and possibly kill me.”
Hopefully the police will catch the firebomber sooner rather than later, because if he’s targeting Trump supporters, it’s likely only a matter of time before he strikes again.