Despicable: An 82-Year-Old Trump Supporter Was Violently Attacked Over Sign
You read that right. A 82 year old Massitusis man was violently attacked by a 27-years old motorist who was so triggered by the Trump supporter's sign.
"Nobody should be attacked for their political views", the target of the attack Charlie Chase said.
According to reports, though, that's just what happened. Reports say the 82-year-old man told the police he was standing in a grassy areas off North Main Street and Airport Road when a man stopped his car, got out, and walked toward him, screaming police said.
The man, later identified as Aidan Courtright, of 41 Rolling Green Drive, then ripped the sign out of the victim’s hands, tore it in half, and threw it on the ground, the police said.
Courtright then grabbed the victim by his shirt, knocking his hat off, and threw him to the ground, the police said. While the elderly man was on the ground, Courtright kicked him in his ribs and legs before driving away, the police said.
“Give me the (expletive) sign!” the suspect said, according to police.
“The guy, when he came at me, I had never seen a horror story … that the face was so filled with hate and anger, as his was,” Chase told WPRI-TV of Providence, R.I.
Everything happened so fast that Chase had to ask a buddy what transpired, he said.
“According to the other fella that was with me, I didn’t know that [the suspect] had lifted me up, but he apparently lifted me up and flung me down on my back to the ground,” Chase told the station.
Several witnesses corroborated what Chase told police and reports show that Courtright turned himself in.
Courtright was charged with assault and battery on a person over 60, vandalism of personal property, civil-rights violation with injury, assault as well as assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He was arraigned Wednesday and plead not guilty through his legal counsel. He's currently being held without bail pending a hearing to determine his danger level to the public.