Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser was ripped on Sunday for posting a tone-deaf tweet about auto theft prevention simply days after the lethal carjacking of an Uber Eats driver.
Bowser shared a video from DC’s Metro police on “stopping auto thefts” following the death final Tuesday of Mohammad Anwar, who was killed after two stun gun-wielding teen ladies allegedly carjacked him.
The mayor eliminated the tweet Sunday night following a torrent of criticism.
“Auto theft is a criminal offense of alternative. Comply with these steps to cut back the chance of your car turning into a goal. Keep in mind the motto, #ProtectYourAuto,” Bowser wrote in the since-deleted tweet Sunday.
Anwar, 66, died when he was flung from the automotive onto a sidewalk. The 2 ladies escaped with out damage.
Bowser’s tweet was met with confusion and contempt by these on-line who have been searching for phrases of sympathy.
“Mayor Bowser retains discovering new lows,” Porter Orvetti wrote. “Immigrants and residents of DC deserve higher.”
One other consumer, Gabriella Hoffman, stated the tweet could have been scheduled to exit earlier than Anwar’s death however was “extraordinarily tone deaf.”
“Bowser’s silence is deafening,” Hoffman stated.
Throughout a Thursday information convention, Bowser described Anwar’s death as “tragic, mindless, heinous, ridiculous.”