- Aug 1, 2014
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—A 68-year-old man was beaten and left bloody by an unknown suspect Sunday afternoon after saying to a gas station clerk that he'd be voting for Donald Trump come November, authorities said.
The victim suffered broken bones after he voiced his support for the Republican while waiting in line at a gas station, a police report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.
The victim, Charles, told police that as soon as he answered the gas station clerk's question the person behind him, a black man, asked "Why da f--- you voting for him?"
The suspect followed Charles and then shoved him from behind, the report said. After that, the suspect punched him in the face, throwing Charles to the ground.
The police report said that the suspect proceeded to kick Charles in his stomach and arm. Charles told police that he'd suffered a severe injury to that arm in 2015. Later, the responding officer would watch the man attack Charles on surveillance video.
Charles was examined by first responders later at his home after leaving the gas station. The report said that Charles was bleeding, had swelling on his face, and might have had a broken wrist.
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