Woman Repeatedly Punches 12-year-old Boy for Carrying Trump 2020 Sign, Police Say

Police in Colorado are investigating claims a 12-year-old boy was assaulted by a woman because he was carrying a Trump lawn sign while riding his bicycle.

Boulder Police said they were called to an assault which occurred at Folsom and Greenwood on Monday.

The boy's father, Jesse Rosales, told The Denver Channel that the woman had attacked his son after riding past him on a moped.

The 12-year-old told his father that the woman came up to him and said, "You want something to look at?" before hitting him several times on the back of his head and arms.

Police said the woman used a closed fist to strike the child.

The boy was not seriously hurt during the incident, but was left with a scratch on his arm which "burned," his father said.

According to police, the female suspect was riding a gray or blue moped when she saw the boy with the sign.

The woman then made a U-turn and "began assaulting him because of his political banner." Police said the woman also unsuccessfully attempted to remove the banner.

The suspect is described as a white female in her 20s or 30s. She was wearing a tan jacket, blue shirt and blue jeans at the time of the alleged offense.

"The father of the victim was made aware of this situation," a Boulder Police blotter said. "This is still under investigation."

The boy claimed that this is not the first time he has been targeted because of his support for President Donald Trump, although an adult has never done so before.

He told The Denver Channel the woman originally "just looked at me and laughed" as she rode past before turning around and assaulting him.

The boy also said he was holding the Trump lawn sign in his hands while riding the bike. The Denver Channel notes that this contradicts the Boulder police report, which states the boy had the sign showing on the back of his bike before the alleged attack occurred.

"I like showing what I believe in," the boy said. "I didn't want any conflict—I just wanted to show what I believe in."

In a statement, the Republican National Committee urged that the Colorado Democrats and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden "disavow this act of hatred and violence on a child," reported 9 News.

Anyone with any information about this alleged assault is asked to contact the Boulder Police Department at (303) 441-3333.

Boulder Police have been contacted for an update into the investigation.

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(File photo) "Trump-Pence" signs and banners are seen on a street in Olyphant, just outside Scranton, Pennsylvania, on August 11, 2020. A 12-year-old boy was allegedly assaulted while holding a Trump sign as he rode his bicycle in Colorado. ERIC BARADAT/AFP/Getty