Police continue to investigate after a Chicago man was viciously beaten as bystanders filmed the assault and screamed “he voted Trump,” according to local reports.
David Wilcox, 49, said a minor car accident escalated into violence on Wednesday morning, the Chicago Tribune reported.
According to Wilcox, a black sedan scraped the side of his car, so he pulled over and asked if the driver had insurance.
"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 told the Tribune.
Video of the incident shows several people gather around Wilcox and repeatedly hit and kick him, as people on the sidewalk scream “Beat his a**,” and “he voted Trump.”
In the video, Wilcox attempts to get into his car, but someone in the driver's seat begins to accelerate as Wilcox grabs onto the door frame and is dragged along the side of the road.
"He stepped up back to 70 and 80, swerved again," Wilcox told the Tribune . "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.”
Wilcox told the Tribune that he did vote for Trump, but the crowd wouldn’t have known that and he doesn't believe politics played a factor in the beating. He told the paper he believes the taunts came from people who were watching the beating, and said he heard someone say, “It’s one of them white boy Trump guys.”
He filed a police report and police are still investigating the incident, the Chicago Police Department told USA TODAY on Monday.
Wilcox was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital, WLS-TV reported.
The incident comes amid a string of anti-Donald Trump protests across the country and more than 200 hate incidents reported against minorities since the election.
There have also been reports of attacks against those who supported Donald Trump including a California girl who was assaulted at her high school after posting on social media that she supported Trump last week, KGO-TV reports. A man was attacked while holding a Trump sign, according to NBC Connecticut. And the New York police are searching for a man accused of choking a man wearing a Trump slogan hat.