Trump Supporter Charged After Threatening Black Woman in Albany, NY

Police in Albany say that Donald Trump supporter Todd M. Warnken threatened to beat a black woman and called her a racial slur. 

Todd Warnken
Todd Warnken Albany, N.Y., Police Department

An apparent Donald Trump supporter is facing charges of aggravated harassment after allegedly threatening to beat a black woman and calling her a racial slur earlier this week, the Albany Times Union reports.

Albany, N.Y., police spokesman Steve Smith said that officers responded to a 911 call at a local ShopRite around 8:20 p.m. Monday and encountered 55-year-old Todd M. Warnken, who had been asked to leave the store after “being disruptive inside.”

Warnken started harassing a black woman who was waiting for a cab inside the parking lot, Smith said.

“Trump is going to win, and if you don’t like it, I’m going to beat your ass,” Warnken allegedly yelled, tagging the sentence with a racial slur, according to the police spokesperson

Officers interviewed the victim and a group of people who had gathered outside the store, and Warnken was arrested a short distance away. Warnken is now facing charges of misdemeanor aggravated harassment.

Read more at the Albany Times Union