SACRAMENTO — An unthinkable crime along the Sacramento River — only five days before the presidential election a random act of violence was aimed at a Donald Trump supporter.
Hao Lee had taken his 2-year-old son fishing on what seemed like a beautiful November afternoon. He parked his white Dodge Ram truck along Garden Highway near Elverta Road. The back bumper sporting a pair of Donald Trump stickers.
“About a couple hours into fishing I heard someone yelling out ‘F’ Trump,” recalled Lee.
Lee and his son were only about 50 yards from where his truck was parked, near the edge of the river.
Their peaceful fishing trip was about to take an abrupt and scary turn.
“After that I heard glass breaking, I called 911 and a couple of minutes later I saw smoke,” he said.
Lee’s first concern was the safety of his son. So he decided to stay put, near the water. When the voices and commotion were gone, Lee approached his truck. But it was too late. Flames were shooting out the windows. The truck was a complete loss.
“I didn’t think anyone would do this kind of stuff over bumper stickers? It’s not right,” he said.
Arson investigators with the Sacramento City Fire Department processed the scene for clues.
However, no one was saying what, if anything was found. They are asking if anyone who saw anything to call (916) 443-HELP. As always, you can remain anonymous.