Tucker Carlson, a host on Fox News, is no stranger to controversy, but his boundaries were pushed when several individuals gathered outside of his home on the evening of November 7th.
The ordeal is now being investigated by local police as a possible hate crime. Dozens of individuals congregated outside of Carlson’s home and began shouting out insults at the news host. According to police reports, an unidentified suspect spray-painted an anarchist symbol onto Carlson’s driveway. Police are calling the act a defacement of private property, and they are also investigating the possibility of the symbol being drawn as a hate crime. The anarchist sign is often used by people who are anti-political.
The Metropolitan Police Department is also investigating a video of the incident that was posted to social media. Although the video has already been removed by the person who posted it, enough witnesses have viewed it to confirm its contents. Protesters outside of Carlson’s home could be heard yelling “we know where you sleep at night,” and “we will fight.”
Carlson has come out denouncing the protesters. He believes their actions crossed the line from a protest to a threat. He told news media outlets that he was not even home when the group committed the crime. The news host confirmed that members of the group broke his door. His wife, who was home during the ordeal, was so frightened that she ran into the kitchen and hid in the pantry. She feared that the angry mob would break into the home.
No arrests have been made yet, but detectives will continue to investigate. It appears that an antifa-related group, Smash Racism DC, organized this planned event weeks ago.