Report: Second Warrant Issued Against 'Anti-Crime Republican' Challenging Omar
Danielle Stella, a self-described anti-crime Republican seeking to oust Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in the next election, was arrested on shoplifting charges earlier this year. Now, there is another warrant out for the 31-year-old teacher’s arrest after she skipped a court hearing in October.
According to City Pages, Stella was scheduled “to answer to charges that she had attempted to shoplift a few thousand dollars’ worth of stuff from an Edina Target,” but she failed to show up for her hearing last month and is apparently now a fugitive from justice.
After her shoplifting arrest, Stella claimed she had no memory of what took place in the store that day on account of her post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “[She] says that normally she goes to Target with someone because of anxiety around people,” the complaint noted.
Writers at the blog Danielle Stella Exposed, which has been tracking the Republican candidate’s saga, said they attended the October hearing where Stella failed to show, indicating her attorney and psychiatrist also failed to appear.
City Pages reported that Stella has been in the news more than once since announcing her campaign for the House of Representatives: “Stella started making headlines earlier this summer by hinting at support for the Q-anon conspiracy group, writing nonstop missives against Omar, crashing an event at Seward Café (and posting her subsequent ejection on Instagram), and managing to weird out even diehard conservative podcasters Chuck Woolery and Mark Young.”