We don’t like to pick on people for things they can’t really control, like the way they look, but frankly, if you were to pick someone out of a lineup and say, “Yeah, that dude looks like he might get so bent out of shape about a Trump supporter on Facebook that he would actually go shoot the guy in real life,” Brian Sebring’s face would undoubtedly jump out at you. With the stipulation that we don’t know that much about Sebring, 44, or his personal life, the fact remains that he looks like the sort of liberal who occasionally dons a gray wig and a dress and peeps through a nearby hole in the shower. Just saying.
We’re sure that Sebring has never done anything like that, but he certainly has been twice convicted of domestic battery. Not sure what kind of sentence he received for those convictions, but they probably won’t compare to the one he’s going to get for his actions on Tuesday. That was the day Sebring, after getting into a heated political argument with Alex Stephens, hopped in his car with a Glock and an AR-15, and went to Stephens house to show him who’s boss.
“Apparently it started out as something political, something having to do with Trump. We’re not sure what, exactly. It escalated. There were threats, there were nasty comments,” said Steve Hegarty, a Tampa Police spokesman.
Fox 13 covers what happened next:
When Sebring arrived at his Facebook friend’s home, an affidavit said he honked his car horn to summon the man from the house.
When the man came out, police say he “immediately charged” at Sebring. Sebring then drew his pistol and fired two shots at the victim, hitting him in the thigh and buttocks.
Sebring fled the scene but later turned himself into police.
TPD said Sebring, a pizza delivery driver who was arrested in 1996 and again in 1997 for domestic battery, does not possess a concealed weapons permit.
He is now facing felony charges for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed firearm. He has since been released on bond.
We’re not sure how “aggravated battery” is the highest charge the TPD could bring against Sebring; seems to us that when you get in your car, drive to someone’s house, and proceed to shoot them twice, that’s a pretty good case of attempted murder. Maybe there’s more to the story on the victim’s side.
Anyway, not sure what else there is to say about this except that it appears to be yet another example of Trump Derangement Syndrome. It’s an illness, it’s spreading, and it’s getting worse. And thanks to the media and people like Maxine Waters, we’re sadly certain that it will claim lives before sanity is restored.