Surveillance video was just released showing a group of about four individuals who harassed a U.S. Marine vet, repeatedly asked him if he thought “black lives matter,” knocked him out, and stole his wallet.
This occurred at a McDonald’s in Washington, D.C. Inside the fast food establishment, this group of teens were harassing Sgt. Chris Marquez – a decorated U.S. Marine who served from 2003 to 2011 – and asking if he thought “black lives matter.” Marquez recalls this group of teens being rowdy in the restaurant and attributed their behavior to “teens being teens.”
Even when they approached him and kept asking him repeatedly, “Do you believe black lives matter?” he continued to ignore them, sensing they wanted a fight. When he didn’t answer their questions, they called him a racist. At some point during the confrontation, he told them to leave him alone.
When he finished eating, he exited the restaurant. The group of teens followed him out, and surveillance footage shows one of them sucker-punching Marquez in the back of his head, knocking him to the ground unconscious. The video shows further assaulting when Marquez tried to get up.
The teens had apparently tore the vet’s pants and stole his wallet, which contained $400 in cash, three credit cards, his VA medical card, school ID, his driver’s license, and a metro card.
A cab driver was willing to take Marquez to his apartment near American University, even though he had just been robbed. When he arrived there, school employees notified police, and Marquez was transported to the hospital.
Here’s surveillance footage of the confrontation:
According to the Daily Caller, the teens had used Marquez’s credit cards to buy $115 dollars worth of stuff at a liquor store, Five Guys, and Walmart.
Here’s Chris Marquez’s interview with Fox and Friends: