‘Donald Trump hates hearing voices’ crashes into store with his wares

A man with an anti-Trump sticker on his vehicle walked into a New England for Trump Donald store in Easton, Massachusetts

A man with an anti-Trump sticker on his vehicle entered a New England for Trump Donald store in Easton, Mass. (Photos: Google Maps/Easton Police Department)

A man with an anti-Donald Trump bumper sticker apparently hearing ‘voices in his head’ rammed his car into a store selling memorabilia of the former president.

Sean Flaherty, 46, crashed his Volkswagen Jetta into the New England Souvenir Shop for Trump in Easton, Massachusetts shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, police said.

Surveillance footage of the incident posted to Facebook by the Easton Police Department showed pro-Trump shirts, hats and other memorabilia flying from the impact. Nirvana’s 1991 song Smells Like Teen Spirit could be heard from the vehicle.

Store worker Karla Kelley said there had been no prior arguments that prompted the man to drive “off the street and into the building”.

The man only said “the voices in his head told him to do it,” Kelley told FOX Business. There was an “anti-Trump sticker on his car,” she added.

A friend of Flaherty claimed “it had nothing to do with Trump or anything political.”

“It was just an unfortunate coincidence,” the unnamed friend told WCVB. “He was not in the right way of mind mentally. He’s been through a lot over the past year.

However, a Brockton Enterprise photographer tweeted images showing the back of Flaherty’s 2015 Jetta with at least one anti-Trump statement. Next to a photo of Trump’s face with a rectangular barcode resembling dictator Adolf Hitler’s mustache was a quote from Voltaire: “Those who can make you believe nonsense can make you commit atrocities.”

Store owner Keith Lambert was not present at the time of the accident, but told the Brocktown Enterprise that “it’s very disturbing to think someone would do something like this.”

Lambert has six pro-Trump stores in the area, the first he opened in 2019 after struggling to find a Make America Great Again hat in New England blue.

Easton’s store opened the day after the incident.

Flaherty has been charged with reckless operation of a motor vehicle and malicious destruction of property, and could face other charges. He will likely face trial in Taunton District Court.

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