Confederate Flag Flying Man Beaten For Running Over Child
An 18-year-old white man was recently hospitalized after police say he “accidentally” hit a 4-year-old black boy with his truck that had a Confederate flag flying on it.
Neighbors say racial tensions likely fueled an attack on a teenager who hit a boy with his truck.
The 18-year-old hit 4-year-old Damajae Winn Monday night at an apartment complex in Winona.
Police say when he got out to check on the boy, as many as ten people beat him up.
Thirteen-year-old Brook Schrumpf was in the truck with her 18-year-old boyfriend when he struck 4-year-old Damajae on Monday.
“We didn’t see him until after the fact,” Schrumpf said. “We didn’t see him until he was lying on the ground. He’s like, ‘I’m pretty sure I just hit a kid.’ I’m like, Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop.”
Faint tire marks show were Schrumpf said her boyfriend slammed on the brakes.
Several neighbors witnessed what happened.
“His mom was holding him, he was bleeding pretty bad,” Tamara Witherspoon said.
She said they got out to see if Damajae was okay when her boyfriend was jumped.
“His mom kept screaming at me,” Schrumpf said. “‘You’re a racist b—-‘ and just yelling at me and all these guys were coming at Ryan and hitting him.”
He was pushed to the ground, hit and kicked.
A Confederate flag that used to stick out the back of the driver’s truck may be what caused tension in the neighborhood.
Schrumpf said a few months ago the Confederate flag was stolen and burned.
Uhhhhh…why is the 18-year-old’s girlfriend 13????
What do YOU think about this beating??? Fair or foul???