Police in Northern New Jersey say a 62-year-old man was beaten with a crowbar outside a restaurant for wearing a T-shirt in support of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Authorities told NorthJersey.com on Tuesday that a man wearing a “Trump For President: Make America Great Again” T-shirt in Bloomfield was attacked in a Friendly’s parking lot on Aug. 3.
The victim was treated on the scene for injuries to his forearms, hands and thighs shortly after 6 p.m., the website reported.
“The motorist inquired why [the man] was wearing the shirt, directing profanities at him,” Bloomfield Police spokesman Ralph Marotti said, the New Jersey Star Ledger reported Tuesday. “The [victim] continued to walk away as [the] motorist followed him.”
Police said several witnesses were only able to provide a “vague” description of the suspect.
News 12 New Jersey reporter Jim Murdoch tweeted an image of the victim.
@rstanleyNews @JeremySettle man says this t shirt sparked physical altercation at Friendly’s in #Bloomfield pic.twitter.com/Cs0RZMMsYC— Jim Murdoch News12NJ (@ReporterJim) August 9, 2016
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