I was watching CNN live when this incident occurred at Dayton, Ohio where an unhinged anti-Trump activist jumped a fence and rushed the podium where Donald Trump was speaking before Secret Service agents successfully wrestled him to the ground and arrested him. The live feed by the networks did not show what you are seeing here, and the media reports downplayed what had just transpired. The guy taken into custody is a 32-year old Wright State University student, Tommy Dimassimo, who has shown up at protests in Ferguson, Missouri and Atlanta, Georgia, among other places where he tramples on the American flag and burns it. Below is a video of one of the protests he led at Wright State University.
Dimassimo broadcast his intentions of doing harm to Trump on his Twitter account prior to the rally in Dayton.
And I could not put down my sword when justice was my right— MARLON BANDO (@Younglionking7) March 12, 2016
If I can get good thoughts and prayers from my TL it would be appreciated— MARLON BANDO (@Younglionking7) March 12, 2016
I'm at this you know what rally bout to you know what
Donal will answer for this and more tomorrow https://t.co/fodYqVwuLH— MARLON BANDO (@Younglionking7) March 11, 2016
I've had about all I can take from the violent trump ralliers— MARLON BANDO (@Younglionking7) March 11, 2016
Saturday im going to check my people and spit on their false king
Dimassimo gets bailed out of jail and tweets this:
UPDATE: There are a few more details about Dimassimo that have been learned. There seems to be a debate over his age. The Dayton Daily News claims he is 22 years of age, although he has listed is age as 32 on social media. His social media pages claim he was born in 1993, not 1983. His official charges were disorderly conduct and inducing panic. Although Dimassimo had been identified as an ISIS supporter in some places, which was picked up on by Trump, it appears those claims were a hoax.
He is originally from Powder Springs, Georgia where his mother is a prominent local Democratic official. Faye Dimassimo has served as the Cobb County Director of Transportation and was appointed to oversee the Renew Atlanta, Atlanta's infrastructure bond program, just last November by Mayor Kasim Reed according to a press release. That press release indicated she had extensive experience in the metropolitan Atlanta region as well as Mobile, Alabama. Incredibly, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution makes no reference to Dimassimo's mother being a prominent local official. Dimassimo is a school teacher according to the Heavy.com.
It has also been learned that Dimassimo was a child actor who played roles in several TV series, including "Reno 911," "Yes, Dear" and "House of Payne." In 2015 he played the role of a killer cop in a short film he co-wrote called "Red, Black and Blue."