Democrat Shoots Opponent After Facebook Argument

  • 08/09/2018 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Democrat Shoots Opponent After Facebook Argument
Heated political debates aren't anything new to social media. Sometimes, the rhetoric gets quite rough, rough enough that vicious ad hominem attacks replace reason and logic.

However, a Florida man and registered Democrat went too far earlier this week. (Daily Mail)

A Facebook dispute boiled over into real life on Monday when a Democrat drove over to another man's home and shot him.

Brian Sebring, 44, of Tampa, Florida, was arrested for shooting Alex Stephens, 46, also of Tampa, in the thigh and buttocks after their online disagreement.

Police say the row began when the two men disagreed over politics on Facebook, and Stephens reportedly began sending Sebring 'explicit messages and threats'.

In response, Sebring armed himself with an AR-15 and a Glock and drove over to Stephens' house in Wallace Ave - just two miles away from his own home, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Stephen's political leanings aren't known, but Sebring, a pizza delivery driver, is a registered Democrat who follows Barack Obama on Twitter.
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