Skip to comments.Fond du Lac man charged with hate crime for allegedly crashing into oncoming motorcyclist
Posted on 07/09/2020 7:31:59 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
-- A Fond du Lac man intentionally crashed into and killed a motorcyclist last week because he believed the motorcyclist was white, Fond du Lac County Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt said.
Daniel Navarro, 27, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, hate crime and use of a dangerous weapon in the crash last week that killed 55-year-old Phillip Thiessen.
Given the current social climate, the information shared today will undoubtedly lead to future conversation and discussion within our community, said Waldschmidt.
Thiessen was found dead in the road on July 3.
Officers were called to the area of Winnebago Drive and Taycheedah Way in the town of Taycheedah, following reports of a head-on crash between a motorcycle and pick-up truck.
The Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office says Navarro hit Thiessen with the truck. Thiessen was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Navarro said that if President Donald Trump and white people are going to create the world we are living in, he has no choice and that people are going to have to die, Waldschmidt said.
According to the criminal complaint, Navarro told police he had been a target of racism, because he is Mexican.
People drive by his house and rev their engines and squeal their tires to try to upset him and that people make racist comments toward him, all because he is Hispanic, said Waldschmidt.
Waldschmidt says Navarro went onto say he was harassed by co-workers and neighbors, poisoned, drugged and verbally attacked.
He said that all the people that caused him these problems in his life are Caucasian or white, he said.
Court documents say Navarro took his dads red pickup truck out in the country on the day of the crash.
But then he turned around, now driving on Winnebago Drive.
Navarro was heading east when he saw what he described as a white motorcyclist on the opposite side of the road, he then swerved into the westbound lane, hitting and killing Phillip Theissen. Navarro also admitted to investigators, he had been thinking about doing this earlier that day.
Police say Navarro recognized the motorcycle as a Harley Davidson motorcycle. According to investigators, Navarro said that, in Wisconsin, only white people drive Harleys and that he believes people who drive Harley Davidson motorcycles are typically "white racists."
He chose a motorcycle instead of a car, because he wanted the driver to die, and not just be injured or paralyzed, Waldschmidt said.
Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney says it does not reflect how the entire community feels.
One of the witnesses, recognizing that the victim was deceased, stayed with him until first responders could arrive, and that I think speaks more to the character of our community than the charges in the criminal complaint, he said.
Thiessen served in the Marine Corps and also a police officer in Fairfax, Virginia, before moving back to Wisconsin. In Wisconsin, Thiessen was hired by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigations as an agent serving in the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit. Thiessen retired from that position two years ago and lived in Fond du Lac while continuing to volunteer at the Fondy Food Pantry, Sheriff Waldschmidt said.
Fake news or Babylon Bee.
They still have a perfect record.
Guy is nutter butters.
If whites are so racist and are able “to create the world we live in”, why on earth would they create, much less tolerate, minorities?
War is here folks. Ain’t coming, it’s here.
Claims he’s been poisoned, drugged, etc- either he is paranoid or his lawyer told him to shovel it high and deep to try for an insanity plea.
Used his Dad’s truck- why? Didn’t give a crap about a random stranger or his own Dad? Doesn’t he have his own vehicle? If not, why not?
Thank you Democrats for sewing hate and division between races.
A little skull with angel wings should be painted on the House Speaker’s door for every Democrat propaganda-driven killing.
Everybody thank the Amnesty Senators and the rest of the Bush League Republicans for the “diversity” they forced on us.
Sounds like a genuine nutcase.
Don’t forget to thank the Bush League Republicans who refused to secure the border and enforce the laws.
Only black lives matter.
And he’s not a Fond du Lac man, he’s an illegal alien Mexican.
“The motorcyclist died in an Act of Love” - any Bush family member
***...he believes people who drive Harley Davidson motorcycles are typically “white racists.” ***
Reminds me of a motorcycle jacket I saw on a rider in North Tulsa OK about thirty years ago. It was not excerpted out like the following statement is. In brilliant red letters it said....
“GOD made HONDAS to keep NI**ERS of of HARLEYS!”
I mentioned this to a co-worker and he went into a depression because he had just bought a brand new Honda Gold Wing. He sold it not long after and bought himself a Harley. He was Hispanic.
A Fond du Lac man intentionally crashed into and killed a motorcyclist last week because he believed the motorcyclist was white, Fond du Lac County Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt said.
A real, as contrasted with a fake, hate crime.
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