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AAA Tow Truck Driver Terminated After Refusing Service Because Of Driver’s Biden Bumper Sticker

@estesnate/TikTok

A video went viral last week, demonstrating just how hard some Trump supporters are taking the projected results of the 2020 election.

TikTokker @estesnate, Nate Estes, whose account is now set to private, originally posted the video of himself interacting with an American Automobile Association (AAA) service provider who refused to provide him service.

The craziest part? The driver refused service over a bumper sticker. 

Estes wrote in the caption of the original video: 

“Hi, don’t know this [man’s] name but he refused service to us for our Biden bumper sticker and tried to run us over shortly after this video.”

The video does not include the videographer’s initial interaction with the driver or the driver’s harsh reaction to the inclusion of the “Biden 2020” bumper sticker on the car.

What we do see is the driver removing his coat and getting back into his truck, proceeding to drive away, but not before the videographer and a friend noted the driver’s front license plate, the appearance of his vehicle, and the fact that he was a driver for River’s Edge Towing, which is a contracted partner with AAA.

Since the account is now set to private, the original video is not available to the public, but the video was also shared on Twitter by another user, boasting more than 17,000 retweets and 30,000 likes.

Viewers of the video had a lot of thoughts on the situation, including safety concerns and letting political affiliations get in the way.

Some also spoke out directly to AAA and River’s Edge Towing, stating their concerns. 

Since the video went viral, the interaction also came to the attention of AAA, who took immediate action, issuing a statement of apology and terminating the employee.

Though it’s absolutely acceptable for each of us to choose the candidate we wish to support, choosing to also punish others for having a different viewpoint is less than acceptable.

McKenzie Lynn Tozan

Written by McKenzie Lynn Tozan

McKenzie Lynn Tozan lives in North Chicago, where she works as a poet, freelance writer, and editor. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, and her BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Her poems have appeared in Rogue Agent, Whale Road Review, the James Franco Review, Thank You for Swallowing, and elsewhere; and her essays and book reviews have appeared with Memoir Mixtapes, The Rumpus, BookPage, and Motherly, among others. When she's not reading and writing, she's in her garden or spending time with her family. For more, visit www.mckenzielynntozan.com.