An 84-year-old Coshocton, Ohio, resident called 911 last week to report that a Trump supporter had been punched and kicked him over his Joe Biden lawn sign, reports FOX8.
The elderly victim told the 911 dispatcher, “I had a guy come down here and just kick the living daylights out of me.”
The dispatcher asked, “Do you know what it was about, why he did it?” The victim replied, “well yes, it was about a political sign.”
The dispatcher replied, “my goodness gracious.”
The victim, who is a Joe Biden supporter, reported that 69-year-old Melvin Wallace of West Lafayette, who is a Donald Trump supporter, attacked him because the 84-year-old had a Biden sign in his yard.
The elderly man reported that he told Wallace to leave his property the day before because Wallace had made fun of the Biden sign.
The victim told the 911 dispatcher, “He said ‘how can you be that stupid you SOB to put that sign up,’ and all I done was, I said ‘you leave now.’”
Investigators with the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office charged Wallace with assault, for knowingly causing harm to the victim.
The victim has now taken out a restraining order against Wallace.
Wallace is scheduled to appear in Coshocton Municipal Court on November 18.