In a presidential election season where civility has long since gone out the window, things got even more uncivil Sunday in a Hilton Head Island parking lot.
The heated argument wasn’t over health care reform or immigration.
Instead, it began over a bumper sticker.
The victim reported the incident on Monday at the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office around 11:00 a.m., according to a Sheriff’s Office report. She said she went to the Harris Teeter parking lot around 11:30 a.m. the day before, where a she emerged from the store to find another woman attempting to tear a Trump/Pence bumper sticker off her vehicle.
The shopper said she was called an “uneducated racist” when she confronted the bumper sticker vandal, the report said.
The woman attempting to remove the sticker then “berated her for having the Trump campaign sticker on her vehicle and told her that she should not have that on her car,” the report said.
When the shopper said she was calling law enforcement, the bumper sticker vandal said “go ahead, I am a lawyer,” the report said.
The vandal then drove away in what the shopper described as a small red car with a South Carolina license plate. The shopper reported that was able to save her bumper sticker.
Deputies attempted to identify the plate number the shopper gave them but were unable to do so.