Radio Host Michael Savage is seeking felony charges for a hate crime, believed to be in connection with Savage’s support of Trump, after he was reportedly attacked by a stranger at a restaurant in California, on Wednesday.
Blogger Rich Lieberman with 415 Media reported that Savage was leaving dinner with his poodle at around 8:30 p.m. from a restaurant north of San Francisco, when an unnamed man ran up to the radio host and began to yell at him. The man started making fun of Savage’s legal last name, Weiner, then knocked the dog out of the way so that he could attack Savage. Witnesses saw the suspect grab Savage and throw him to the ground.
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Lieberman said that the radio host was left without serious injury, though he was bloodied up and unnerved by the altercation.
Savage’s attorney, Dan Horowitz, told the blogger that his client intended to press felony charges for the assault.
“We’re going to seek felony charges against the man and we’re going to investigate this as a Hate Crime because of Michael’s political views.”
Savage made a statement to Lieberman about the incident saying that the man came out of the restaurant right behind him and began to mock him. Savage told the man to “go away, I don’t know who you are,” but instead, the man pushed the radio host to the ground when he turned to leave. The 10-pound poodle was caught in the middle when the man continued to come after Savage.
The attacker is reportedly claiming that Savage pushed him back, but the radio host said that this was impossible.
“He has lied and said I pushed him. That is absurd. Both of my hands were holding onto things!”
TMZ reported that the suspect also punched another man in the face who tried to intervene. Both men made citizen’s arrests, but authorities immediately released them both when they arrived on the scene.
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