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Joshua Witt

Man allegedly mistaken for a ‘neo-Nazi’ while getting a milkshake, gets stabbed at restaurant

All he wanted was a milkshake, but this Colorado man instead ended up in the hospital after someone mistook him for a neo-Nazi and stabbed him.

In a Facebook post this week that has gone viral, 26-year-old Joshua Witt described how he was attacked at a Steak ‘n Shake in Sheridan, Colorado.

“Sooooooo apparently I look like a neo-nazi and got stabbed for it,” Witt wrote in the Facebook post, which also includes photos of the bloody aftermath.

Sooooooo apparently I look like a neo-nazi and got stabbed for it … luckily I put my hands up to stop it so he only…

Posted by Joshua Witt on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 

According to Witt:

He had just pulled into the restaurant’s parking lot and opened his door when a man came up to him without provocation.

“All I hear is, ‘Are you one of them neo-Nazis?’ as this dude is swinging a knife up over my car door at me,” Witt told the New York Post.

The knife hit one of Witt’s hands when he threw them up defensively. He then dived back into the car, closed the door and saw the man run away.

“The dude was actually aiming for my head,” Witt said, adding: “I was more in shock because I was just getting a milkshake.”

Witt is not a neo-Nazi and does not have any tattoos, regalia or symbols on him that would suggest he is one.

His Facebook friends offered one theory for the motivation behind the attack: his hair, which is long on top while the sides are buzzed short.

Images of white nationalists marching recently in Charlottesville, Virginia, may have led to the confusion. James Alex Fields Jr., the man charged with killing a woman protesting the march and injuring at least 19 others, has a similar hair cut.

Witt told the Post he is considering a new style.

[Feature Photo: Facebook]