Colorado woman assaults 12-year-old boy over Trump yard sign, police say

by Bryan Brammer · Sep 3rd, 2020 2:51 pm
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Last Updated Sep 4th, 2020 at 6:40 pm

A Colorado woman reportedly assaulted a 12-year-old boy Monday over a Trump-Pence election yard sign, according to multiple reports.

Boulder police said that around 3 p.m. a woman on a moped attacked a boy who was riding his bicycle while carrying a Trump yard sign, The Denver Post reported.

Upon seeing the sign, the suspect, a white female in her 20s or 30s, turned her moped around and punched the boy four or five times in the back of the head and arms. She then scratched him before trying to pry the sign from his hands.

"The suspect made a U-turn and approached the victim and began assaulting him because of his political banner," investigators said. "The suspect then attempted to take the banner but was unsuccessful."

Although the boy shared he had been harassed for his political views before, Monday's incident was the first time he had been attacked by an adult.

"I'm feeling disappointed," the boy, who had asked for his identity to remain hidden, told local reporters. "I'm disappointed [by] the people right now. I mean they're willing to attack anybody just because of their political views."

The suspect was driving a gray or blue moped and was wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans, and a tan jacket, police reported.

The case is currently under investigation and no arrests have been made.


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