A Donald Trump supporter was arrested Monday night after allegedly threatening to beat a black woman outside a ShopRite in upstate New York, the Albany Times-Union reported.
Todd Warnken, 55, was asked to leave the store after “being disruptive inside,” Albany police spokesman Steve Smith told the newspaper.
On his way out, Warnken allegedly harassed a black woman waiting for a taxi, calling her a racial slur and threatening her physically.
“Trump is going to win and if you don’t like it I’m going to beat your ass,” he yelled, according to Smith.
Warnken was arrested near the grocery store and charged with misdemeanor aggravated harassment, the newspaper reported.
Supporters of the Republican nominee have invoked Trump’s name while assaulting strangers in several other incidents over the course of the 2016 race.
In March, two Wichita State University students said they were beaten in a convenience store parking lot by a man they said called them “brown trash” and told them “Trump will make America great again.”
Two brothers in Boston were sentenced to prison in May for beating a homeless Mexican man because they thought he was an undocumented immigrant, telling police Trump “was right” about deporting “all these illegals.”