Man throws explosives into home of Michigan Trump supporter

by Joel Abbott · Dec 7th, 2020 1:50 pm
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Last Updated Dec 8th, 2020 at 2:20 pm

A Detroit-area homeowner says his support for President Trump may have been the reason a man threw explosives through his window early Saturday morning.

Several surveillance cameras captured the event, which started when a man approached the home, lit an explosive device, and tossed it through the window of the home in St. Clair Shores, about 15 miles north of downtown Detroit.

Several explosions then rocked the house, shattering glass, and causing damage to the walls and ceiling. The homeowner, who wishes to remain anonymous, says he and his girlfriend were both in the master bedroom at the time.

"We came out and there was a big mess here," he said. "Everything was smoking and I got on the phone and called 911 and they showed up pretty quick."

The man said the the first detonation sounded like an electrical transformer exploding, followed by another explosion that shook the house.

Surveillance video also showed the assailant's truck.

When asked why he was targeted, the homeowner pointed to his political opinions.

"We're thinking maybe because I'm a big Trump supporter," the man said, noting that he has a large Trump sign. "I mean everyone has people that don't like them... but not to the extent of trying to blow my house up."

The man is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who can provide information to the police related to the attack.

"It's worth it to me to find out who's trying to catch my house on fire and possibly kill me," he said.


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