27-year-old leftist Samuel Benjamin was caught on tape assaulting a man who had been volunteering for a local Republican congressional candidate. Sanford Police later arrested Benjamin for assault.
The viral clip shows the violent Benjamin hitting the unnamed man after being confronted about why he had been ripping up GOP political signs.
Benjamin could be seen standing in the center median of the street when his victim questioned, “Is there a reason why you are tearing that sign down?”
Then, the violent leftist started cursing at the driver.
Afterwards, Benjamin tossed his drink at the victim’s car and attempted to reach his hands inside the car to assault the driver.
The entire assault was caught on video. (WARNING) on violence and language.
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More details of this story from “The Floridian”:
In addition to the video, and in a series of texts, the victim stated that he was currently at the hospital in the emergency room waiting for a “CT scan and stitches,” adding that the assailant who struck him had been arrested by the Sanford Police Department.
About an hour later, the victim updated his status, saying that medical personnel “glued” the cut he had behind his ear and had been referred to see a plastic surgeon Friday morning. Doctors said thåt because his ear swelled up, it would “need to be drained.”
Both Scott Sturgill and Erika Benfield, two congressional candidates running in the same race, also acknowledge that their campaign signs have also been tampered with, or vandalized.
Sturgill recently posted a surveillance video of an individual tearing down two of his campaign signs.
According to Sanford Police arrest records, Benjamin was arrested for “Battery Touch or Strike” and given a $500 bond.
In response to our request for comment. Mr.Mills confirmed that the victim in this incident was a volunteer of his and adamantly denounced the assault, adding that because the individual reached into the vehicle, the alleged assailant could be facing a felony count of Burglary with Assault or Battery.