Tow truck driver says he refused to help stranded woman because of Bernie Sanders sticker

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GREENVILLE, S.C. – After her car was damaged in a car accident, Cassy McWade had to figure out a way to get it home.

She eventually called Ken Shupe of Shupee Max Towing.

Shupe arrived at the scene about an hour later, but McWade’s ordeal didn’t end there.

“He goes around back and comes back and says, ‘I can’t tow you.’ My first instinct was there must be something wrong with the car,” McWade told WLOS. “And he says, ‘No, you’re a Bernie supporter.’ And I was like, ‘Wait, really?’ And he says, ‘Yes, ma’am,’ and just walks away.”

McWade has a Bernie Sanders bumper sticker on her rear fender, but never thought her support for the presidential hopeful would cause her to be left on the side of the road.

Shupe told WLOS that he supports Republican candidate Donald Trump and he believes God had something to do with his decision that day.

“Something came over me, I think the Lord came to me, and he just said, ‘Get in the truck and leave,” Shupe said. “And when I got in my truck, you know, I was so proud because I felt like I finally drew a line in the sand and stood up for what I believed.”

Shupe told FOX Carolina that he couldn’t tow McWade’s car because she was “obviously a socialist” and advised her to “call the government” for a tow.


McWade, who is legally disabled and suffers from many health issues, said she had to wait more than an hour and a half to be towed by another company.

Shupe says he did not see McWade’s disability placard, but still would not have towed her car.

“I personally don’t believe that you don’t have to agree on anything just to be kind to one another,” McWade said.


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