The woman who did this criminal act has been identified. See “Woman who set fire to Trump supporter’s hair is identified“.
The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for this crime. Call police at 202-727-9099. , or submit your tip to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.
According to the legal dictionary, whereas assault is an act that creates an apprehension in another of an imminent, harmful, or offensive contact, battery is a harmful or offensive touching of another. The main distinction between two being the existence (battery) or non-existence (assault) of touching or contact.
Both Assault and battery are offenses in criminal and Tort Law; therefore, they can give rise to criminal or civil liability.
Setting someone’s hair on fire is battery, which can lead to serious bodily injury or even the death of the victim.
This morning, our DCG posted about an anti-Trump protester in Washington, D.C., who lit a Trump supporter’s hair on fire.
Here’s the video:
Below are screenshots I took from the video:
If you know the identity of the firestarter, contact the FBI:
- online Tips and Public Leads form
- call the FBI’s Major Case Contact Center at 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324)
H/t FOTM‘s Lola