Florida Trump supporter charged with hitting girl with flagpole

Posted at 8:52 AM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 08:52:21-04

ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man struck a 12-year-old girl in the face with a flagpole during a small rally for President Donald Trump near a Florida intersection.

The Florida Times-Union reports that 67-year-old Norbert Logsdon Jr. was charged last week with child abuse without great bodily harm.

Clay County deputies say Logsdon and others had been participating in a sidewalk support event for Trump.

The girl had been riding in a car with her mother, who exchanged taunts with Logsdon.

A video appeared to show Logsdon approach the vehicle, stick the flagpole through an open car window and hit the girl.

It's unclear whether Logsdon has an attorney who could comment.