Portland police arrested a man suspected of using a metal baton to smash a luxury sedan as the car pushed through a throng of demonstrators more than a year ago in an encounter that blossomed into a national news story.
Shaun Clancy, 37, was booked Wednesday into the Multnomah County jail on a felony allegation of first-degree criminal mischief stemming from the Oct. 6, 2018, dustup.
Officers found a pair of brass knuckles on Clancy when they arrested him as well as a stun gun with an “Antifa” sticker pasted on it, according to police. Clancy now faces an additional allegation of carrying a concealed weapon.
Last year’s heated episode unfolded during a march to protest the fatal police shooting of Patrick Kimmons, a 27-year-old black man, where more than 100 people took to the streets in downtown Portland.
Kent Houser, 75, was driving his silver Lexus north along Southwest Fourth Avenue when he approached the group marching down the street in his direction.
Video of the incident shows Houser’s sedan slowly turn east onto Salmon Street as a handful of protesters trail alongside his car. Some can be heard yelling. Others appear to strike and hit his vehicle.