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Via:  kdmichigan  •  last year  •  5 comments

By:   David Aaro (Fox News)

Kenosha man, 71, fends off looters, suffers broken jaw, blow to head: report | Fox News
An elderly man in Kenosha, Wis., was brutally attacked and left with a broken jaw after defending two businesses from looters during unrest in the city Monday night, according to multiple reports.

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An elderly man in Kenosha, Wis., was brutally attacked and left with a broken jaw after defending two businesses from looters during unrest in the city Monday night, according to multiple reports.

Robert Cobb, 71, had responded to the Danish Brotherhood Lodge and The Mattress Shop in the city's Uptown after after seeing live video of people setting the area on fire, leading him to use a fire extinguisher to spray people attempting to break into the establishments. The mattress store would later burn to the ground, Milwaukee's FOX 6 reported.

"He sprayed them in the face so they had to take their masks off for identification," said Pamela "Sue" Moniz, owner of The Mattress Shop, according to Kenosha News. "Someone pulled a gun and another person yelled, 'Don't shoot this man, don't shoot this man.'"

Cobb was then hit in the head with a plastic bottle filled with concrete, knocking him to the ground. The fall broke his jaw in two places, split his nose and caused deep cuts to his head.

Video of the incident allegedly showed passersby attending to Cobb immediately after the attack, with one person remarking he needed to turn his head because Cobb was "drowning in his blood."

"He didn't deserve any of that, any of it," a woman can be heard saying on video to others in the area. "This is just wrong guys, do you not see this?"

"Were just trying to protect ourselves," another woman could be heard responding and allegedly defending the incident. "You don't understand what terrifies these Black men out here ... Understand, respect. How [a]bout that."

The latest few days of unrest in the city was prompted by the police shooting of Jacob Blake, who was reportedly left paralyzed after being struck in the back seven times by Kenosha police Officer Rusten Sheskey.

Blake, 29, admitted to having the knife during the investigation, officials said Wednesday.

Moniz said she and others helped get Cobb into a truck, then drove through "a mass of people" and onto sidewalks just to get him to a hospital, the News reported. He will need surgery to put two removable plates in place and wire his jaw shut, the report said.

The business owner told Kenosha News she was grateful that Cobb tried to defend her business, and that others took care of him as he was lying on the sidewalk.

"I absolutely cry every time I talk about it because this man did this for me," Moniz said. "He did it because that is the kind of person he is. He is so giving; so selfless."

A crowdfunding page has since been created and raised nearly $20,000 for Cobb and the business owners.

Protesters walk past police with their arms up, late Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis., as a building burns in the background. Protests erupted following the police shooting of Jacob Blake a day earlier. (Associated Press)

"I have seen these three folks help neighborhood people for years with money, food, mattresses when no one could afford to pay. They have served the Kenosha community selflessly and so didn't deserve this horrible attack," the fundraiser said.

Moniz told Kenosha News her business plans to cover Cobb's medical expenses.

"If there is anything left over, that is what we will use to rebuild," she said. "He absolutely comes first."

David Aaro is a Reporter at Fox News Digital based in New York City.


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KDMichigan
Junior Guide
1  seeder  KDMichigan    last year

I'm sure Mr Cobb wishes he had a Kyle with him when left wing cucks accosted him. Of course there was no faux rage from the left wing media about this but you can bet your ass there will be some alt-left apologist.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  KDMichigan @1    last year

The violent people are mostly Biden supporters. For some reason, the Democrat party doesn't condemn their cowardly actions.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2  Texan1211  replied to  KDMichigan @1    last year

I am sure we will yet once again (sigh) hear ALL about how "outside" agitators committed these crimes, and the "protesters" were all "peaceful".

Bunch of thugs----trying to kill an old man for merely defending businesses that have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with any "protest".

Yes, THUGS.

Sue me for using the correct term, and if anyone doesn't like it, tough.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
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1.2.1  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2    last year
am sure we will yet once again (sigh) hear ALL about how "outside" agitators committed these crimes, and the "protesters" were all "peaceful".

Only a total moron would believe that. I'm sure all the black people looting are KKK and white supremist. Just like it's republicans fault Baltimore is a rat infested shithole. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2  Texan1211    last year

Even our more liberal friends can't support this.

Sadly, neither can they condemn it, apparently.

 
 
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