In a video posted to Twitter, Rex Jones reveals that he was involved in an altercation that took place after a man entered a convenience store attempting to loot it, and then began attacking one of the store clerks who tried to stop him.
Speaking into a camera and showing security camera footage from the incident, Rex Jones, the son of radio and TV host Alex Jones, reveals that he helped stop a fight between a looter and a store clerk during the George Floyd riots in Austin, Texas.
“Yesterday I was involved in a rioting slash looting incident, and I had to put a stop to it,” said Jones. “You don’t realize how crazy this stuff is until you see it in person or until you watch someone get hurt.”
“I was just buying ramen at 11 p.m. the other day, when all the sudden this crazy crack head runs in, gerbil eyes, and starts yelling ‘I’m protesting, I’m protesting,’ starts grabbing everything he can off the racks, and tries to break into the lottery ticket thing.”
Jones goes on to explain that a fight soon began as one of the store clerks attempted to stop, or at least minimize, the looting of his store.
“Now one of the store clerks calls the police, the other one tries to stop it. The crack head grabs the dude by his man bun, pulls him over to the open beer thing where they keep the Smirnoff Ice and the Four Lokos, and starts beating his head into the metal side of it,” said Jones.
“I’m standing there, shocked, I’m scared, I’m panicked, I don’t know what to do, I froze. Next to me there’s like a 6’6 300lb husky white dude, he was massive, he was standing next to me, and I swear to God he puts his hands up and says I don’t want to get involved.”
At this point Jones claims he felt compelled to act, as it became obvious that the store clerk was being violently attacked and may sustain serious injuries.
“I went over, helped the store clerk, helped him get off the store clerk, and started blasting him in the head, 8 times. I stopped, the dude stopped, he stumbles back, he runs toward the door, then he runs back to me, throws a container of food at me, all the time screaming yelling ‘I’m protesting, I’m protesting, you’re attacking me, you’re assaulting me.’
“I punch him again, I break his nose, he runs out, cops come, cops cuff him, and then immediately the dude says ‘I’m protesting, I’m protesting, I’m protesting, that man assaulted me,’ points at me, and they let him go,” said Jones, furiously.
“Because that’s the society that we live in now. Where people are let go after they assault and riot and beat up people because they’re protesting. Because somehow the death of George Floyd, which I believe was wrong, somehow that justifies violent acts of hate.”
— Rex Jones (@rexjonesnews) June 2, 2020