A 36-year-old man, who calls himself a Trump patriot, has been jailed and charged after he chased an Auburn woman in her front yard with a knife while yelling “go back to her country.”
Travis Senner, a self-proclaimed Trump supporter, is accused of second-degree assault and malicious harassment, which is considered a hate crime.
Washington investigators said the woman was pulling into her gated Auburn home about 8:30 a.m. when she saw the man, Senner, standing on the street near her house. She was waiting for her automatic metal gate to open when Senner allegedly walked onto her property through the opening gate.
As the woman parked and exited her car, Senner reportedly yelled at her and asked her where she was from. When the woman replied that she was from Mexico, he began to yell profanities at her and told her to “go back to her country,” according to Auburn police.
The terrified woman yelled at Senner to leave her property, but the man then pulled off his sunglasses and threw them on the ground, then pulled a device from his waistband and told her it was a bomb, the incident report indicates. He allegedly threatened to “blow her up.”
After throwing the device on the ground, the woman noticed it was a smoke detector. Senner then went on to rant telling her to “go back to her country” and “get out of his state,” reports say.
According to The Seatle Times, Senner kicked and damaged the woman’s metal gate and then opened her yard waste bin. The man then produced a small black folding knife, opened it, and chased the woman around her front yard, telling her to “leave his state” and that he was going to stab her, according to the incident report.
The woman ran around her vehicle twice as Senner allegedly swung the knife and chased after her.
Finally, the woman ran into her house, locked the door and called 911. Senner remained in the front yard and yelled profanities for a short time before leaving the property.
Responding officers found Senner about 50 yards north of the woman’s house. He was arrested without further incident. He remains detained in King County Jail on $100,000 bail, according to the report.
Welcome to Trump’s America.