Last Updated on June 1, 2020
An old man was beaten up and had his car burned after bringing a hunting bow to Salt Lake City George Floyd protests before firing at the crowd.
In the bizarre footage, the man brandishing the weapon begins drawing the bow and aiming at protesters.
One protester tackles the civilian before he is swarmed by multiple attendees who viciously beat him in return for his actions.
Then, his car is vandalized, overturned, and set aflame in an act of retribution for what could have been a fatal stunt.
— ♛ ʟᴏɴᴅʏʙᴀʙʏʏ ♛ (@princesslondyxx) May 31, 2020
The man was heard to be yelling “all lives matter” as he attempted to dish out arrow shots at the protesters.
Police reportedly hung back and allowed protesters to have their way with the man’s vehicle.
DUDE WITH THE BOW AND ARROW DID NOT GET ARRESTED. pic.twitter.com/qmpTybiCaS
— Ben Simmons is just a tall Rondo (@micheal_SLC) May 31, 2020
In an interview following the incident, the bow-wielding man recounted his telling of events, claiming to be in the car when his car was tossed over. He later claimed that two African Americans had beaten him through an open window in his car despite the footage on social media telling an entirely different story.
One commenter sarcastically remarked: “So he was just an innocent victim sitting in his car when two black guys punched him through the window….hmm. So it was his twin, with the bow & arrow, standing outside of the car, targeting people, who was smacked in the head with a skateboard by a not black person?”
“As the Spongebob characters once said, “How many times do we have to teach you this lesson old man?” joked another tweeter.
According to other reports, the man was seen wandering through traffic yelling “all lives matter” while carrying a machete.
Before the crowd and bow and arrowhttps://t.co/vemm65Dr5E
— K Scott (@kkscott25) May 31, 2020
The Salt Lake City archer is simply one of many bizarre and dangerous images to have reached social media by those on the ground from the past couple of days.