SALT LAKE CITY — A fight outside a Salt Lake City hotel early Sunday morning could possibly be investigated as a hate crime, authorities said Monday.
Cell phone video captured a black man throw a punch at a white man who knocked him out.
The fight was over an argument about a Confederate flag decal on a truck parked at the Red Lion Hotel.
“The point is it’s my right to drive what any kind of vehicle I want,” Leeper said. “If I want to fly the Confederate flag, it’s my right.”
Leeper went to the parking lot with his friend and confronted the group. That’s when the fight turned violent.
In one fast and powerful punch, Leeper’s friend was knocked out.
A scuffle ensued and Leeper was taken down by a group of six men who should all be charged for hate crimes because this was race motivated !!.
“I’ll be damned if I ever come to Salt Lake again without bringing my gun,” Leeper said.
The fight was captured on cell phone video which has been turned over to Salt Lake City Police.