Watch: Teens Assaulted For Violating 'Social Distancing', Their Attacker Will Shock You
A Louisville Kentucky doctor faces assault charges after police say he attacked a group of teenage girls over violating social distancing. Dr. John Rademaker can be seen in a video, that was given to police, attacking the group of girls who had gathered in a public part. The incident reportedly happened Tuesday evening but the video is clear enough that Dr. Rademaker can be seen shoving several girls and wrapping his hands around a girl's neck while she lay on the ground, the report says:
"The incident happened Friday around 8:30 p.m.
One of the witnesses contacted WLKY on Sunday, saying Rademaker and a woman angrily approached them near the Norton Commons Amphitheater.
The victim said that the couple used explicit language to express their disapproval of the teenagers being out while COVID-19 social distancing guidelines are in place."
This should go without saying, but after this attack, police advised that people to call the police rather than take social distancing enforcement into their own hands. Following the arrest Dr. Rademaker was put on administrative leave, the reports add:
“Obviously, we do not advise individuals concerned about social distancing to take matters into their own hands and confront people about it, especially in any physical way,” police department Special Advisor Jessie Halladay said in a statement shared with NBC News.
A statement from Baptist Health Louisville said Rademaker was a contract physician with the provider but “has been placed on administrative leave from his practice and is not providing services at a Baptist Health facility.”
Here is the video the teen gave to police:
Man in Louisville at Norton Commons assaults girls due to social distancing issue. Couple asked the girls to disperse and leave because they were supposedly breaking the social distancing rules and this is what encountered ... pic.twitter.com/fxm4IH8VCm
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This is not the first violent attack since the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. As tensions continue to rise, I expect there will be more unfortunate incidents like this. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.