A 67-year-old man was arrested this week after a 12-year-old girl was hit in the face by a flagpole during a Donald Trump rally in Orange Park, Florida, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said.
Norbert Eugene Logsdon Jr. of Orange Park was charged Wednesday afternoon with abuse of a child without great bodily harm and released on bail, according to jail records.
The attack, which was captured on video by the child’s mother, occurred near a shopping center at Blanding and Loch Rane boulevards, the arrest report said.
A group of people having a sidewalk support event for Donald Trump, waving signs and flags just after 5:30 p.m., the report said.
“The mother was headed with her daughter to get some fast food when they passed the supporters,” jacksonville.com reports. “The mother yelled something as they sat in a turn lane waiting to get into the restaurant. Logsdon ‘got upset’ and shoved his flagpole through the open right-front passenger window, the report said.”
The mother’s video shows Logsdon rushing toward the car with his flagpole and shoving it into the vehicle at least twice.
The end of the flagpole hit the girl on her face and chest, the report said.
“He just hit me,” a voice is heard saying.
“I did observe redness to the victim’s right face,” the deputy wrote in the report.
Another video posted on a Facebook page linked to the mother’s appears to show the same man, his flag bearing the words “Trump 2020 No More Bull—-,” confronting another woman in the same fast-food restaurant parking lot and yelling at her as someone off-screen shouts “Leave her alone!”
“I don’t need to wear a mask. I’m not voting for Biden,” he says, then loudly huffs air about eight times at her.
a day in my life: trump supporter edition pic.twitter.com/KYW45BSIzr
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