DC Police Seek Person of Interest in Case of Trump Supporter’s Hair Set on Fire at Inauguration
Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department issued a statement Saturday asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest seen in a video that shows someone setting fire to the hair of a female Trump supporter at a gathering of anti-Trump activists and President Trump supporters along the Inaugural Parade route on January 20.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Lighter) offense which occurred in the 700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest on Friday, January 20, 2017.
At approximately 2:00 pm, the suspect approached the female victim and set her hair on fire. The victim did not sustain any injuries.
The Metropolitan Police Department has investigated numerous tips from the public regarding this offense. Detectives have been unsuccessful in identifying the person of interest in this investigation and encourage the public to continue to assist with information.
The person of interest is pictured below:
Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.”
The Gateway Pundit reported on the fire attack on the Trump supporter last weekend:
A female Trump supporter had her hair set on fire by a female Democrat who was protesting the inauguration of President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. on Friday–all while the anti-Trump mob chanted, “Love Trump’s hate!”
Images from video of fire attack.
The video shows two white female and two male Trump supporters engaging in peaceful debate with a group of anti-Trump protesters. The two female Trump supporters, one with her hair in braids, take turns posing for photographs in front of the protesters. The second woman to pose has long hair hanging freely down her back. Someone within the anti-Trump mob reaches out and sets the Trump supporter’s hair on fire. Fortunately one of the male Trump supporters standing with them sees the female’s hair on fire and quickly puts it out with his bare hand. A puff of smoke can be seen rising from the female Trump supporter’s back.
The video was posted to the YouTube account of Daniel and Geneva Ledon. The Ledons added commentary and enhanced viewing for some parts of the video.”
The video has garnered over 1.5 million views since it was posted on January 20
Daniel Ledon posted a follow-up video about the earlier video.