An elderly man’s jaw was broken in a sickening caught-on-camera attack as he tried to protect a store that was eventually torched during the Kenosha protests, according to reports
The man — only identified as Robert and in his 70s — ran toward a mattress store where he works and used a fire extinguisher to chase away arsonists who broke in Monday night during protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, his bosses told Fox6.
“They just threw a bottle at this guy,” a woman filming a now-viral video complained — seconds before a man dressed all in black ran up and knocked him down with a punch to the head.
“No! No! No!” the videographer repeatedly cried as the senior collapsed to the ground, leaving a woman crying hysterically.
He was shown with blood all over the right side of his face as a small group raced to give first aid. “Turn his head … he’s drowning on his blood!” someone warned.
“He was trying to defend his building and they beat the s–t out of him!” the videographer sobbed in the clip.
“We need to move him across the street because his building is on fire,” she warned, begging someone to call 911.
“He didn’t deserve any of this — any of it!” she screamed, as at least one Black Lives Matter protester argued with her.
His bosses at the store later told Fox6 that they “broke his jaw” and left him with “lacerations to his head” — and completed destroyed their business which was razed in one of numerous fires across the city.
“We support the protest — we don’t support this shit, though,” store owner Keith McCoy told the local station.
The man will survive, they said. Fox6 said police did not reveal if arrests have been made for the attack.
Looters assault an older business owner trying to defend his business in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 24, 2020. pic.twitter.com/LdlLnOpvfJ
— After Action Report (@after_theaction) August 25, 2020