A black man in Indiana says he feared he was about to be lynched in a heated Fourth of July encounter with a group of white men that was partially caught on video.
“I don’t want to recount this, but I was almost the victim of an attempted lynching. I don’t want this to have happened to me or anyone.”
Vauhxx Rush Booker wrote on Facebook that he was walking with a friend Saturday to watch a lunar eclipse near Lake Monroe when he was confronted by a man in a Confederate flag hat who appeared to be inebriated. Booker was given permission before hand to access the property, which is private, but apparently the person who gave him that permission “wasn’t the actual property owner.”
He and his friends left and along the way ran into more white men who “quickly became aggressive” and moments later, attacked him from behind, knocking him to the ground.
“The five were able to easily overwhelm me and got me to the ground and dragged me pinning my body against a tree as they began pounding on my head and ripped off some of my hair, with several of them still on top of my body holding me down,” Booker wrote.
People nearby heard the commotion and tried to help as the attackers told them, “we’re going to break his arms,” while instructing their pals to “get a noose,” Booker wrote.
None of these individuals were arrested after the Indiana Department of Natural Resources responded to the scene. The agency confirms this
The agency confirms the incident is under investigation.
“It hurts my soul, and my pride, but there are multiple witnesses and it can’t be hidden or avoided.”
Read more on this story HERE & watch the video below to see the incident caught on camera.
The Mayor of Bloomington Has also spoken out about the incident.