Throw the book at them!!!
Four people have been charged after a man was punched and kicked as a crowd yelled, “Don’t vote Trump,” a day after the presidential election, police said.
Julian Christian, 26, of the 2500 block of 14th Avenue in Broadview, Dejuan Collins, 20, of the 9500 block of South Avalon Avenue in Chicago, Rajane Lewis, 21, of the 7800 block of South Euclid Avenue in Chicago, and a 17-year-old girl who is charged as a juvenile, were each charged with one felony count of vehicular hijacking, police said.
A video of the incident went viral and the victim, 49-year-old David Wilcox, acknowledged he supports Donald Trump but said that’s not what started the beating on the West Side.
Julian Christian, 26, from left, Dejuan Collins, 20, and Rajane Lewis, 21, and an unidentified 17-year-old where charged with vehicular hijacking in a Nov. 9, 2016, incident caught on video where a man was beaten and later dragged as he held on to the window of his car on Chicago’s West Side. (Chicago Police Department)
Wilcox said he was about to turn left from Kedzie Avenue to Roosevelt Road around 1 p.m. Nov. 9 when a black sedan pulled up and scraped the right side of his Pontiac Bonneville.
“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 said.
Police said the four were identified as the people responsible for striking a man during a traffic altercation.
The man was then dragged as he held on to the window of the vehicle. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and was treated and released, police said.