A SELF-STYLED 'trans Satanist anarchist' who secured the Republican nomination in the sheriff’s race in New Hampshire has had her car vandalized with the words 'penis' and 'f*g', The Sun can reveal.
Aria DiMezzo, a Libertarian, says she can't phone cops about the incident due to her "f*** the police" slogan, but is determined to find out who trashed her red Mitsubishi convertible and take legal action.
DiMezzo has shared a photograph of her car, which was vandalized on Saturday night amid a backlash, showing gray spray-paint along one side with a giant penis and the word f*g.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, DiMezzo, who works at a local pizza place, said: "It was Sunday morning that I realized, it apparently occurred when I was at work Saturday night because I was parked on the side of the street, so I don't have security footage.
"I'm not involving insurance. And the reason for that is because I would have to involve the police in order to file it. And for obvious reasons, I'm running for Sheriff with a campaign of 'f*** the police'.
"If someone was to attack me and beat me on the streets, then sure, it's time to involve the police, but this is property damage. It's a case of identifying who did it and suing them for damage."
She explained: "My first reaction was laughter because that's generally how I react to most things, but as time went on and you know, I dealt with it, mostly sadness.
"I loved that car. I just got it. Every week I've been upgrading this component, that component, adding exterior LEDs, interior LEDs, a dash cam, radar detectors.
"They got me where it was going to hurt me the most. And I don't know whether it was politically motivated or not, but as a candidate my address is available to the public."
DiMezzo, the High Priestess of the Reformed Satanic Church, says she does not believe in rituals, but hopes to find those responsible herself and is pleased to have already received donations and help from friends.
Despite receiving hateful comments, she says: "The amount of support that I've been getting worldwide honestly, has been overwhelming. I'm humbled that so many people care."
Asked what her first task would be if she became Sheriff, she said: "Probably hire deputies, because I imagine all the deputies there will walk out the day that I win the election or the day that I'm sworn in or whatever.
"I want people who are going to actually go out and police the police, that I think should be the role of the Sheriff, because they're authorized to do it. They just choose not to.
"The system is 100 per cent broken. The police here in Cheshire County and nearby aren't as bad as police in places like where George Floyd was killed, but they still do no knock raids and things like that, it all has to stop."
DiMezzo, who is also a co-host on Free Talk Live, which first broke the story, is raising money for the repairs through a GoFundMe page, which has already pulled in more than $1,000.
The page, set up by colleague Ian Freeman, shows a photograph of the trans activist standing beside her trashed Mitsubishi convertible after vandals also slashed the cloth top and a tire.
"After receiving international press coverage for her campaign for Sheriff , local trans activist Aria DiMezzo's car was trashed early this morning," the GoFundMe reads.
"Damage included multiple cuts to the cloth top, a slashed tire, and the entire passenger side being spray-painted with a penis and the word "f*g".
"We don't have exact numbers on what this damage will cost to fix, so I'm setting the goal conservatively at $2,000.
"A quick estimate from an automotive campaign supporter said it could be as much as several thousand dollars if everything needs replacing. We don't know how easy the paint repair will be at this point."
The page lists repairs as $1,800 for a new top, $1,000 for paint, $500 to pay for a set of tires, and $750 for a headliner and labor.
"If we raise extra all the funds will go to Aria to use how she sees fit," Freeman added.
"Given there are several weeks between now and the election, who knows what else will happen. Your support for Aria is appreciated!"
Despite the abuse, she has also received support on social media, with one Twitter follower writing: "Yo Aria! Congrats on the win, Gotta say THIS is Bulls*** what these idiots did and I hope they get caught…and I hope YOU are the one that does it. Good Luck."
DiMezzo said she’s running for the law enforcement position to oppose the “reckless” partisan electoral system that allowed her to become the Republican nominee.
“More than 4,000 people went into the voting booth on September 8 this week, and they all filled in the circle by my name despite knowing absolutely nothing about the person they were nominating to the most powerful law enforcement position in the county.” DiMezzo wrote in her blog post.
She added: “The system that let you down by allowing me–the freaking transsexual Satanist anarchist–be your sheriff candidate is the same system I’m attacking. I’m sorry, and I know it hurts to hear, but that system is a lie.”
DiMezzo will face off against Sheriff Eli Rivera in the November election.
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