It took more than a year, but Portland police finally arrested an apparent member of the domestic terrorist group Antifa in an incident where a motorist’s car was attacked as he attempted to drive past protesters who took control of city streets.
An incident where police opted not to intervene, although they were reportedly close by.
Shaun Clancy, 37, was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Multnomah County jail on a felony allegation of first-degree criminal mischief stemming from the Oct. 6, 2018, clash, The Oregonian reported.
Fittingly, police found a pair of brass knuckles and a stun gun, which had an “Antifa” sticker on it, when arresting Clancy. He now faces an additional charge of carrying a concealed weapon, according to the paper.
The incident was caught on video and went viral, showing Antifa protesters taking control of city streets in Portland, as Democratic officials bend over backward in an effort to appease the violent thugs.
The elderly driver, Kent Houser, 75, is seen in the video trying to make a right turn as protesters marching down the street approach him.
As he turned in his silver Lexus, some of those marching descended upon his vehicle and began striking it.
Once he cleared the group, Houser raced down the street a bit and appeared to get out to check his vehicle for damage, but was quickly set upon again by the mob. Hopping back in his car, he then fled the scene.
“They beat the living daylights out of my automobile,” Houser told The Oregonian at the time.
“Investigators were able to identify the suspect who damaged the vehicle as 37-year-old Shaun Clancy,” the Portland Police Bureau said in a release. “Investigators worked with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office and the case was presented to a grand jury. The grand jury issued a secret indictment warrant for one count of Criminal Mischief I on August 13, 2019.”
“On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 2:22 a.m., Officers from North Precinct arrested a subject with an outstanding felony warrant in the 500 block of Northeast Columbia Boulevard,” the release added. “The warrant was in connection to an incident that occurred on October 6, 2018, involving a demonstration near the 400 block of Southwest Salmon Street. During the demonstration, the driver of a silver vehicle was confronted by some demonstrators and a subject struck the vehicle with an expandable baton, causing damage.”
Equally fitting, Clancy reportedly told jail intake staff that he works as a bouncer and is “currently couch surfing between houses,” the Oregonian reported.
In what proves to be an interesting statement, PPB Chief Danielle Outlaw said police will “continue” working open criminal cases involving protests.
“I am pleased with our investigator’s continued efforts to identify and arrest those who engage in criminal behavior during demonstrations,” said the chief. “We will continue to work with our partners on all open cases involving criminal activity at demonstration events.”
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