ASHEVILLE, N.C. – A tow truck driver refused to help a woman stranded on a North Carolina interstate because she had a Bernie Sanders bumper sticker.
WLOS reported that it happened Monday in Asheville when Kenneth Shupe of Shupee Max Towing in Travelers Rest, S.C. was called to pick up a stranded woman.
“Something came over me, I think the Lord came to me, and he just said get in the truck and leave,” Shupe said. “And when I got in my truck, you know, I was so proud, because I felt like I finally drew a line in the sand and stood up for what I believed.”
Shupe told FOX Carolina that he couldn’t tow her car because she was “obviously a socialist” and advised her to “call the government” for a tow.
A South Carolina attorney told WHNS that the tow truck driver is not breaking any laws because political affiliation is not a protected class.
The stranded woman’s mother posted to Facebook that she thought Shupe is a bigot.
“Trump’s motto is ‘Make America Great Again’,” she said. “And this kind of divisive behavior is not going to make America great again.”