It’s understandable that someone can be passionate about politics, but this is way out of line. A young 20 something beating on an elderly man? This is way out of hand.
A Hillary Clinton supporter was arrested outside the Democratic nominee’s rally in Pittsburgh on Saturday for attacking an elderly man.
Joshua Sturman, 23, walked over to a group of protesters holding Donald Trump signs across the street from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and attempted to light an American flag on fire before tackling a man to the ground according to the criminal complaint in the case.
He was apprehended by police on the scene soon after and is now facing charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct, causing or risking catastrophe and recklessly endangering another person.
CBS Pittsburgh reports that the group of Trump supporters were standing shoulder-to-shoulder when Sturman approached the group around 5pm on Saturday afternoon.
Sturman, who is originally from California, had on a backpack and bandana, and red paint all over his hands.
He lit the American flag on fire as he neared the group, and the protesters quickly attempted to put out the flame, with many saying they feared it could have been doused with an accelerant.
This made Sturman angry according to the criminal complaint, and at that point he threw a man to the ground when the elderly gentleman tried to get the flag out of his hands.