BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Washington, D.C. – Mayor Muriel Bowser is taking heat for sharing a video on “preventing auto thefts” amid her silence on the death of Mohammad Anwar, who died just days ago after two teen girls allegedly tasered him to steal his vehicle.
“Auto theft is a crime of opportunity. Follow these steps to reduce the risk of your vehicle becoming a target. Remember the motto, #ProtectYourAuto,” Bowser wrote on Twitter.
“Blame the victim huh? How about cracking down on perpetrators to deter this behavior?” Twitter user Jesse Hunt wrote.
Two teenage girls fought Anwar, a 66-year-old UberEats delivery driver, for control of his car, leaving him dead as he was flung from the vehicle when it wrecked. The suspects, who police say are ages 13 and 15, have been charged with murder.
Bowser responded to the mountain of public criticism. “I am not going to pass judgment on the two girls,” she began. “I did some pretty dumb things when I was a young teen. For me, it was talking in class, for them it is grand theft auto and murder. Both were wrong, so who am I to judge?”