magabomber van


People can’t stop comparing the alleged MAGAbomber’s van to a deranged ice cream truck

Worst ice cream truck ever.


Stacey Ritzen

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 27, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 3:05 am CDT

Authorities apprehended a suspect, 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, in the recent rash of packages containing pipe bombs sent to prominent Democrats and critics of President Donald Trump on Friday.

In addition to having a criminal record, Sayoc was found to have been actively pushing right-wing conspiracy theories on various social media platforms that targeted George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and others who received packages. he was also a fervent Trump supporter.

Sayoc, who reportedly lives in Aventura, Fla. also had a telling history of lobbing threats on Twitter; but even when those threats were reported, Twitter inexplicably failed to act.

In the days and weeks ahead, we’ll likely learn more about Sayoc and what motivated him to act on his social media threats. But as the news broke Friday, and photos of the van that Sayoc had apparently been living in was blasted across news outlets, people got a pretty good idea of his motivations, loud and clear.

In addition to eye-catching stickers and printouts of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, the graphic images in the windows of the van featured revealing photos of liberals and Democrats such as Clinton, Michael Moore, and others with cross-hairs placed over the faces. Yet somehow, for years Sayoc managed to slip through the cracks.

Thankfully, as none of the explosive devices ended up going off and no one was hurt, people were able to make jokes about the ridiculous van, and the most popular meme on Twitter seems to be comparing it to a terrible ice cream truck.

Ice cream truck comparisons aside, there were plenty of other jokes and memes to go around:

Apparently the inside of the van was no less terrifying. CNN spoke with Sayoc’s boss Debra Gurehjian, who managed a shop where he worked as a delivery driver, who said the van was “freaky scary” and had puppets and mannequins with their heads removed in it, as well as various nooses.

Sayoc is now facing charges of “transporting explosives across state lines, illegally mailing explosives, threatening former presidents and others, threatening interstate communications and assaulting federal officials,” according to the Washington Post. He’s looking at up to 48 years in prison if found guilty.

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*First Published: Oct 27, 2018, 1:02 pm CDT