A white man was attacked by a group of black teenagers after a traffic accident after they assumed he voted Donald Trump. 49-year old Davi...
A white man was attacked by a group of black teenagers after a traffic accident after they assumed he voted Donald Trump. 49-year old David Wilcox said a car scraped his vehicle at an intersection in Chicago, but when he asked the driver for insurance, he was greeted with an attack. Upon exiting his car, Wilcox told reporters, "I heard a lady yell something about: 'that guys one of those Trump supporters.'" Wilcox then "turned and said to her, 'that has nothing to do with this". Wilcox also said he believes the attackers didn't know who he voted for, but that didn't stop the group from viciously attack him in the middle of the intersection.
"I stopped and parked. And I asked if they had insurance, and the next thing that I knew they were beating the s--- out of me," Wilcox said Thursday.
Bystanders laughed and yelled anti-Trump taunts while Wilcox fell to the ground. One bystander said "don't vote Trump!" as Wilcox received a blow to the head by another attacker. Things only got worse from there, when Wilcox tried to get back into his car, the attackers repeatedly punched him until he slumped by the door. One attacker jumped in Wilcox's car and tried to drive off, but Wilcox is held on to the car door as the driver drives off.
"They were beating me to have me let go of the car," Wilcox said. "The guy went to 70 and 80 mph. If I let go, I was dead. He slowed to 45. … He tried to push the door open. …So he stepped on it again.
"He stepped up back to 70 and 80, swerved again," Wilcox said. "The wheels on my side left the ground, up to 2 inches. … Then he slowed down. I was looking at oncoming traffic. He probably slowed to about 45. God was watching over for me. I rolled about five or seven times into the oncoming traffic lanes.
"There was a parole officer with a gun and bulletproof vest," he added. "He turned left, and he told me just sit down and wait for the police to come."
Wilcox believes the attackers were egged on by bystanders, "They intensified it, aggravated it and made it more than it was."
Wilcox said he did vote for Trump, but no one could have known that during the attack. He said the taunts came from people watching the beating, where he heard someone at the bus stop say, "Yeah, it's one of them white boy Trump guys."
Wilcox said he voted for Trump because "he's gonna bring back the economy. I believe he's gonna be the one to protect the (country). I know he doesn't speak politically correct sometimes, but 95 percent of the country doesn't."
Wilcox made a police report after the incident, but no suspects have been named. Chicago Police said they were investigating the beating, as well as who made the "politically divisive" comments in the video.
"Regardless of who said those statements, the department is taking this very seriously, and that type of divisive rhetoric is not acceptable," said Anthony Guglielmi, chief police spokesman.