Trump Cultists Apparently Vandalize and Burn Their Own Garage, Blame “Anarchists”


(H/T to my friend Denise Oliver Velez.)

Remember Ashley Todd? The McCain campaign volunteer who carved a “B” into her face and then claimed a scary black Obama supporter did it?

Well, apparently a Trump-loving family in Minnesota is getting on the same gravy train. Wednesday morning, their garage burned down. They claim it happened after someone sprayed pro-Biden graffiti, “BLM,” and an incorrectly done anarchy symbol, on their garage before later burning the garage down.

They say it was because of the Trump 2020 flags hanging from the three trucks and the camper inside the garage. The family’s newest truck, sitting outside the garage, was untouched.

Dennis and Deanna Molla claim that they saw three unidentified people running from their home as their garage went up in flames in the wee hours of the morning. For some unknown reason, the surveillance camera that the Mollas had trained on their garage stopped working, or was blocked, just before the fire broke out. “I heard just a big, loud boom, or a bang,” the husband told a reporter. “The first thing for me was my kids, my wife. What’s going on?”

I think we know what was going on.

The graffiti was sprayed on the garage earlier Tuesday, and a police officer took pictures of it before the garage was destroyed. The graffiti included “Biden 2020,” “BLM,” and a capital A inside a circle.

Molla says he started to chase the three miscreants until he realized he was in his boxer shorts. He then returned to his home and got his two young children out of the house, which suffered minor smoke damage but was not otherwise harmed. He says he also rescued four puppies from the burning garage.

Molla says he got into a dispute with coworkers over the upcoming election, and chose to display two Trump flags on one of the trucks and the camper. The Mollas claim that since they started displaying the flags, people have driven by their house very slowly, sometimes taking pictures.

Molla says of the purported arson: “It just shocked me. These kind of stuff should not happen, especially over beliefs of some sort.” Deana Molla wailed: “These people knew that we had children and they still thought it was okay to do this, knowing that there’s babies in this house! …They saw that we have a jungle gym and toys in the backyard. To put our babies in harm’s way because you don’t agree with our politics; just don’t put our kids in danger. My son smells like smoke.”

Of course, the family hustled to create a GoFundMe page to solicit donations for their “tragedy.”

Many people on Twitter don’t believe a word of it.

“Ken Tremendous” says what many others are saying: “No one has ever spray-painted the ‘Anarchy’ symbol and ‘Biden 2020’ at the same time. Trump supporters: stop destroying your own property in an attempt to get on FOX News.”

My personal favorite from that particular train of thought: “That’s the whitest graffiti I’ve ever seen. They even dotted the ‘i’.”

Sadly for Ashley Todd, there was no such thing as GoFundMe when she took a kitchen knife to her face. Maybe credulous conservatives would have paid for her reconstructive surgery.

Okay, the possibility does exist that this went down exactly as the Mollas are saying. If so, then whoever did this was infinitely stupid and should face legal consequences. But my money is on the Mollas. Take it for what it’s worth.

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3 Comments on "Trump Cultists Apparently Vandalize and Burn Their Own Garage, Blame “Anarchists”"

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Sandy Smith
Sandy Smith

Pretty sure someone has a camera. Ring cameras are everywhere. Perhaps the police should check them.
So looking forward to Nov 3. Got my car planned full of 30-38 year old voters.

William B Hall
William B Hall
What is so unusual or unexpected about ‘Biden’ spray painted on the door? There was a Trump sign in the yard after all. Neighborhood security cameras may show someone else doing the damage – a Biden supporter – trying to deflect blame to BLM and Antifa. People who say the owners burned their own garage and vehicles need to think about this a little harder – why would they burn up three vehicles of their own? Typical a-holes quick to twist it around like that when they don’t know. People who believe that without knowing the facts are stupid –… Read more »
Hölle U.
Hölle U.

What is unusual is that a majority of these protestors are largely peaceful and don’t do things like this. Now I agree that it is very possible that it did happen because some people are crappy no matter who they support but reading the family’s account of things, I’m gonna have to go with they made that up.