A tow truck driver in North Carolina said that when he discovered a stranded motorist was an enthusiastic supporter of Bernie Sanders, he declined to help her.
When Kenneth Schupe arrived on the scene in Asheville, he was dismayed to find a "bunch of Bernie Sanders stuff" on and inside the woman's vehicle.
He said he told the woman "very politely" that he couldn't tow her because she was "obviously a socialist." He advised her to "call the government" for a tow instead.
"Every business dealing in recent history with a socialist-minded person I have not gotten paid," he told Fox Carolina. "I own the truck. The sign of my truck says 'Shupe,' it doesn't say 'freebie.' And every time I deal with these people I get 'Berned' -- with an 'e' not a 'u'."
Shupe says he's a conservative Christian who supports Donald Trump. An attorney told Fox Carolina that political affiliation is not a protected class, so Shupe violated no laws by choosing not to tow her.