The Boulder Police Department is investigating after a woman allegedly assaulted a 12-year-old boy and tried to steal a political sign he was carrying. According to BPD, the incident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. Monday at Folsom Street and Glenwood Drive.
The boy was riding his bicycle and carrying a yard sign in support of President Trump’s reelection campaign.
A woman riding a gray-blue moped drove past the boy and saw the sign. Police said the woman made a U-turn, approached the boy and “began assaulting him because of his political banner.”
Apparently, according to a judge in Oregon, trying to murder federal officers is a crime that allows the suspect to walk free.
Fox News reported:
A Portland man is accused of chasing two federal officers on an Oregon roadway and trying multiple times to hit them with his car – successfully crashing into their vehicle twice, the U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday.
A U.S. magistrate judge released Lonnie Vantewa Albert, pending future court appearances, following his Tuesday hearing in connection with the allegations he assaulted two Federal Protective Service officers with a sports utility vehicle early Sunday morning, according to a Department of Justice press release.
Albert, 55, faces up to eight years if convicted.
The pair of officers, who were in uniform and wearing “visible police patches and a badge,” had just left the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland in a rental car, officials said. They were heading back to their hotel when one of the officers spotted a gray SUV – allegedly being driven by Albert – passing them on the left.
Authorities said Albert looked toward the officers before he “turned sharply” and nearly crashed into their vehicle.
“The driving officer made several attempts to change lanes and pass Albert, but Albert swerved in either direction to block their vehicle,” police said. “After positioning his vehicle to the officers’ left, Albert turned sharply to the right, striking the officers’ vehicle and causing his own vehicle to spin before coming to a stop.”
When one of the officers got out of the car, officials said Albert “drove toward the officer, veered left and fled the scene.
Officers gathered Albert’s license plate number and followed his vehicle to a hospital, Adventist Health Portland, which is near where Albert stopped, the DOJ said. He allegedly struck the officers’ rental car a second time as they pulled into the hospital’s parking lot.
It wasn’t immediately clear if either of the officers was injured. Albert was later arrested by the Portland Police Bureau.