Kaitlin Bennett, the Trump-loving, gun-touting social media personality, claims that someone stole $1,500 from her Newport hotel room.
Bennett, who gained online prominence for legally open-carrying an AR-10 rifle at Kent State University, announced the theft via Facebook. On her Facebook page, dubbed “Kait’s Unsafe Space,” Bennett wrote that the $1,500 was cash intended for her wedding.
“I was staying at Comfort Suites in Newport for the Trump rally in Cincinnati, and someone stole $1,500 of my wedding money while we were out of the room,” Bennett wrote. “I know an employee went into the room while we were out because I told her someone left clothes in the closet.”
When she returned to her room, Bennett says all of her cash was gone.
“I called the cops and they laughed about it and said they probably couldn’t do anything since it was cash.” Bennett noted in her Facebook post that the hotel employee was supposedly “rude to me when I checked in.”
Someone stole $1500 from that gun girl I’m laughing pic.twitter.com/KqaED3Hujm
— barb (@bbybarbz) August 3, 2019
Bennett concluded her post by saying, “Now I’m $1,500 short for my wedding, and the person who did it won’t be held accountable. I’m sick to my stomach.”
Shortly after she posted the story to Facebook, it picked up steam on various social media platforms. While some sympathized with Bennett’s story, other’s made jokes at her expense.
And this is what is wrong with our country. People degrading someone all because they don’t believe in the same things. Just because someone doesn’t share the same beliefs does not mean u r any better.
— Josh Yorkk (@yorkj17) August 4, 2019
Not sure when Kaitlin Bennett retweeted this, but she was robbed of $1500 while staying at a hotel. My sympathies to Ms Bennet and Rep Cummings. It is horrific to be a victim and then to have people treat it as if it were deserved. @KaitMarieox https://t.co/ttNrGtiVPw
— Lin (@MorteHoeDevon) August 3, 2019
Reading these comments .. wow. She "deserved it" and people laugh cuz they disagree with someone politically. Y'all wild. Bet these same people would be all kinds of triggered if this happened to them. Smh
— Ryan Rice (@rdrice28) August 4, 2019
While some flocked to Bennett’s defense, others used past statements from Bennett or President Donald Trump—who Bennett ardently supports—to mock her alleged situation. In particular, many people seized upon Bennett’s adamant support of gun rights as ammunition in their teasing. “Y’all just got robbed of 1200 bucks and you walk around strapped. Tell me again how your gun keeps you safe,” Twitter user @JasonCroswell wrote.
— Ted (@TedInPittsburgh) August 2, 2019
.@KaitMarieox was devastated someone stole her wedding dress money…
Stealing from another is wrong, no matter their political affiliation…
But knowing Kaitlin RT'd Trump's mockery of Congressman Cummings getting robbed is peak hypocrisy!!#Snowflake ❄️