An 82-year-old Trump supporter who was allegedly assaulted for holding a sign supporting President Donald Trump got a surprise call from the president’s son Friday during the Howie Carr Show on WBSM.
Charlie Chase was holding a Trump sign Tuesday in Fall River, Massachusetts when 27-year-old Aidan Courtright allegedly stopped his car, got out and walked toward Chase while screaming “Give me the (expletive) sign!” Providence Journal reported. Police said he then took the sign, ripped it in half and threw it down before assaulting Chase.
The suspect then grabbed Chase by his shirt, knocked off his hat and threw him down to the ground, according to Providence Journal. The suspect then kicked the victim in the ribs and legs before he drove away.
The 82-year-old man was taken to a nearby hospital. He had visible bruising on his lower back, police said. Officers also spoke to two witnesses who saw the incident unfold.
“The victim stated that he believed that he was targeted and attacked because of his political beliefs and the ‘Trump’ hat that he was wearing,” police said.
Aiden Courtright was contacted by police and later turned himself into authorities at the Fall River police station.
Courtright was charged with civil rights violation with injury, assault and battery on a person over 60, vandalism of personal property and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.