After a couple spotted a man holding a sign that read “Death to America” on a curb in Middleburg, Florida, they decided to take matters into their own hands by physically beating up the man and snatching the sign away from him in a Tuesday encounter that was caught on camera.
The man and woman were driving past the curb in a gray Nissan when they saw Charles Brownett standing there with his sign, which read “Death to America” on the front and “Because of Obama’s policies” on the back, according to WJAX-TV. The woman in the car allegedly shouted at Brownett, “Why don’t you leave America?” to which he responded, “Give me some money,” the Clay County Sheriff’s Office report stated.
— WPXI (@WPXI) March 31, 2016
The duo then parked their vehicle at a nearby McDonald’s before walking back toward Brownett. The man, who can be seen wearing an orange shirt in video footage, shouted, “Actually, I like that sign. Give it to me,” according to WJAX.
A scuffle then ensued during which the man with the orange shirt can be seen tackling Brownett and wrestling with him, as the woman, wearing a gray shirt in the footage, walks over to join them before kicking Brownett several times. A fourth unknown person attempted to break the two men apart, but the man in the orange shirt used the lull in the fight to punch Brownett several times in the face, witnesses said.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) March 31, 2016