When a transgender individual who threatened to slash the tires of Steven Crowder was given an impromptu face-to-face with the conservative pundit, the activist turned out to be a lot more shy in person than in the digital world.
The unnamed transgender individual is apparently a juice barista in Austin, Texas — bastion of liberalism in the Lone Star State. The individual in question posted Crowder’s location when he was in town, threatening to slash Crowder’s tires to teach him about “never going out and making himself vulnerable again.”
The activist also bragged about vandalizing a Robert E. Lee statue on the campus of the University of Texas.
“I know a few people who really mean business around here,” the activist wrote.
“I worked with some on the Robert E. Lee statue we had on campus. That was us. We’ve done some other things, and it’s been suggested we create a chapter.”
So, when Crowder came into the juice bar and confronted the barista, you would think the immediate shock of recognition would be enough to provoke a reaction. Yet, the individual claimed not to even know who Crowder was.
That’s when Crowder brought out a placard showing the threats that had been made online.
That’s when a very embarrassed barista decided to deflect and say that they were all working there, and it was time for Crowder to leave. However, Crowder refused, even with the intervention of the manager. All Crowder wanted was the post taken down, something the barista refused to do while still denying having written the posts. And then chaos broke loose.
Appearing on Glenn Beck’s radio show to talk about the video on Friday, Crowder blamed the problem on the current climate of incivility.
We’ve seen a lot of stuff like this on the internet — and yet, some of it has worked its way off of there. Consider the septuagenarian who was recently arrested for threatening Trump supporters and nearly ran over a GOP volunteer.
That’s the world we’re in today. That’s what we’re going to be dealing with for quite some time. And if you think this is just play acting, ask Steve Scalise how this can end.
In this case, the juice bar ended up calling the police on Crowder, who ended up filing his own police report.
No one was arrested, but it was clear that this didn’t end up well for the alleged threatener. If only it always ended this way.
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