A Trump supporter claims he was attacked by the lead singer of a punk rock band after he took a swipe at the front man's political remarks.
Tim Hildebrand said that he suffered a bloody lip, two black eyes and a concussion while attending a Social Distortion performance at the Ace of Spades nightclub in Midtown Sacramento on July 17.
Hildebrand said that he and Ness were shouting at one another when Ness jumped off the stage and physically attacked Hildebrand. Hildebrand - a Republican farmer, according to the station - said that he wasn't pleased with the political rhetoric at the concert - so he stood there with his middle finger up at the stage for two songs straight.
According to Hildebrand, things heated up as Ness made motions for him to come to the stage, and allegedly spat in his face.
Then Ness puts his guitar down and wades into the crowd and gets into a tussle that's obscured from the camera's view.
Hildebrand says that Ness punched him in the head.
The station reported that the Sacramento Police Department is investigating the incident.
Hildebrand, a longtime fan of Social Distortion, said he was not alone in the rebuttal to Ness speech, which he described as "anti-American" and "anti-Trump". It has been reported that Hildebrand left the show with two black eyes, a busted lip, a concussion and a almost knocked out tooth.
"I pretty much said I paid for your music, not your politics", Hildebrand told CBS-13, adding that he plans to press charges against Ness. It is, admittedly, generally bad form for musicians to leave the stage mid-show to attack the people who paid to see them.
"If he wants to have a talk someday, man to man, I would love that but he would have to not be a child about it".
Representatives for the band and for Ness, who criticized Trump during a concert past year, could not be reached for comment Wednesday night.