A guitarist and singer for a rock band performing in Sacramento, California, was caught on video taunting a Trump supporter from the stage, then spitting at him before jumping from the stage into the crowd to beat the fan up.
Mike Ness, the lead singer of the punk band Social Distortion, was incensed Wednesday by a Trump supporter who was in the crowd near the stage and began yelling at him during the performance.
But the situation escalated and video of the concert shows the singer jumping from the stage and beating up the fan — identified as Tim Hildebrand.
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According to KOVR TV:
Tim Hildebrand of Galt says the attack happened at a Social Distortion concert at the Ace of Spades in Midtown. Hildebrand says he grew up listening to the band’s music and was excited to attend one of their shows, but never thought he’d leave bloody and bruised at the hands of a famous musician.
Cellphone video taken at the concert captures the moment the Social Distortion fan says he was beaten up by the band’s frontman, 56-year-old Mike Ness.
“I wasn’t able to defend myself because people in the crowd were holding me back,” he said.
Hildebrand says he the singer gave him two black eyes, a busted lip, a concussion and almost knocked out one of his teeth. The chaos broke out at a concert on July 17, but before things turned physical, Hildebrand says the show turned political.
The fan added that after Ness began bad mouthing Trump from the stage he stood with his middle fingers up toward the stage for the next two songs.
Eventually Ness saw the fan with his silent protest and it drove the singer to violence.
Sacramento police would only say that they are aware of the incident and are investigating.
But, once again we see that it is the left that is automatically driven to violence whenever they see people whose opinion they oppose.
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