Social Distortion frontman punches on with Trump supporter

Lewis Collier
August 16, 2018

Dramatic video footage has captured the moment the lead singer of the punk rock band "Social Distortion" allegedly attacked a supporter of US President Donald Trump during a live performance.

Sacramento police are investigating the incident that occurred July 19 at the Ace of Spades venue in Midtown.

A representative for the band has not responded to requests for comment.

"I pretty much said, 'I paid for your music, not your politics, '" Hildebrand told the station.

For his part, Hildebrand is weighing whether to take action against the singer and collect damages.

He added: 'I stood pretty much with my silent protest with my middle finger up for the next two songs'.

"I pretty much said I paid for your music, not your politics", Hildebrand claims he said after Ness allegedly starting voicing criticism about President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems make history, and other takeaways from Tuesday's primaries Pawlenty loses comeback bid in Minnesota Establishment-backed Vukmir wins Wisconsin GOP Senate primary MORE from the stage.

Once jumping into the crowd, the video shows Ness throwing some blows while being egged on by the audience.

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An initial report on the incident said that police were investigating after the band's lead singer, Mike Ness, jumped into a crowd of concertgoers and began pummeling one of the audience members.

Hildebrand, a Republican, said Ness took "his guitar off, jumps off the stage and proceeds to punch me multiple times in the head".

Hildebrand's finger apparently caught the attention of Ness, who called Hildebrand to the front of the stage and spit into the concertgoer's face.

"I wasn't able to defend myself because people in the crowd were holding me back", Hildebrand told the local station.

Hildebrand says he was dragged out of the venue by security and filed a police report with officers who were standing outside.

"If you can speak your mind but you can't take a response or rebuttal", he told the paper, "it shows a lot about your character".

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Benjamin Brown is a reporter for Fox News.

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