Donald Trump voters put a protester in a chokehold after he allegedly threw a bottle at them from his car before crashing it.
Footage of the Sunday afternoon incident shows the Trump voters /supporters shouting welcome to MAGA country, “motherf***er,” as they hold the protester on the ground following a parade in Santa Maria, California.
The incident is under investigation by the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office.
The driver, who was identified as Jacob Garza, 20, allegedly drove through a stop sign at high speed.
As he did so, Garza allegedly threw a bottle at Trump supporters before crashing into another vehicle that rolled on its side, Santa Maria Police Sgt Nate Totorica said.
Footage showed Garza being wrestled to the ground and placed in a chokehold by an unidentified man.
Officers shut down the street to interview witnesses, but Totorica said – it’s hard to tell what happened first.
Some witnesses suggest the suspect tried to run and some people grabbed hold of him. It’s hard to tell what’s self-defense.
Garza was cited for reckless driving and causing injury, as one passenger from the collision suffered from a “fractured arm”, while the other experienced swelling. They were both transported to the hospital.
Garza did not return Santa Maria Times’ call for comment.