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Florida driver says his visible support of President Trump made him a target for road rage

Posted at 1:50 PM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-26 22:39:06-04

KENNETH CITY, Fla.-- Beaten and bloody is how Gregg Dunay looked after the road rage attack.

Moments before, he tried to change lanes on 66th Street, but he claims the suspect wouldn't let him in and things just went downhill from there.

"He was cursing at me.  He was saying F... Trump, F... Trump's mother, all this stuff, blah, blah, blah.  And I just said ‘that is why Trump is now our President’ because of stuff like this," Dunay said.
On the back of his minivan is a Trump bumper sticker and a flag. That's when things got even more heated.

"Because I'm sacred.  The way he almost ran me off the road," Dunay said.

Surveillance cameras then captured the suspect at a gas station parking lot down the street. And when Dunay stopped at the light, the other driver came out of nowhere and attacked.

"And I turned and that's when he punched me,” Dunay said.

The suspect ran, leaving Dunay bloody and no question of the motive.

"The Trump sticker and the Trump banner.  That's what it's all about,” he said.

Kenneth City police confirm it's definitely a case of road rage, but was it politically motivated as Dunay claims?

"That may be the case or not the case.  We're still investigating that.  It will be part of our investigation.  Again, we're focused on the battery that occurred and finding the suspect or suspects,” said Kenneth City Police Chief Kevin Riley.

Dunay, a huge Trump supporter, has been to eight rallies and the inauguration.

He believes that people need to accept that Trump is the president. "He's our president.  We have to get it over it.  You can change your mind in four years."

After the confrontation, Dunay was taken to the hospital and had to get five stitches in his face.

Police are still looking for the other driver.