Portland attacker Marquise Love begs for money on social media as he evades arrest for brutally kicking driver
PORTLAND, OREGON: A Portland protester who has been accused of violently kicking a man unconscious on Sunday night, August 16, is currently on the run and is begging for funds via social media. 25-year-old Marquise Love is fleeing from the police and has been using this time to send Snapchat messages asking people to fund him. A message which was posted from his account reads, "Might go to jail for murder tonight for a racist when all I did was fight him look it up on twitter put money on my books and come see me," The Sun reports.
The authorities had identified a suspect in the brutal beating of a truck driver in Portland over the weekend as Marquise Love, 25. On August 17, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) released a statement where they said, "Yesterday, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) began an investigation of an assault that occurred in the downtown area where an adult male associated with a white pick-up truck was violently assaulted."
"Investigators positively identified the suspect as 25-year-old Marquise Love. Investigators made attempts to contact Love but could not locate him," the statement continued, we had previously reported.
The victim was identified by his brother Brian Haner, as Adam Haner. Adam was able to survive the brutal attack after footage shows a man "positively identified" as Love running up to Haner and kicking him in the head leaving him unconscious.
GRAPHIC: With the streets in downtown Portland occupied by BLM & antifa rioters, a man crashed his car. The mob pulled him out & beat him senseless in front of the passenger. He’s bleeding & unconscious. No police. Video by @livesmattershow. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/jjnt5dUeb8— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 17, 2020
According to Daily Mail, the victim has been dazed and bleeding and was told to sit on the ground and "wait for the police to arrive". It is reported that Love kicked Adam just moments later with bystanders trying to help revive him.
A GoFundMe account was set up to help Adam and show him with dark bruises under both his eyes. Police update on Tuesday, August 18, revealed, "Investigators have left messages for Love to turn himself in but will continue to look for him as there is probable cause for his arrest."
Protesters claimed that Adam had chased the group in a four-by-four truck and had later crashed in the downtown area. He was then pulled out from his truck and beaten senseless by BLM protesters who claim that he was trying to run them over.
The police believe that Adam had been trying to help a transgender woman who was being mugged by the crowd before the assault took place. The man who captured the footage, Drew Hernandez, believes that this is what probably made Adam a target. Protesters had also ransacked his truck, a white Ford 4x4, and had justified their actions saying they were simply "checking for weapons."
Hernandez said, "I think he just felt extremely threatened. They chased him... until he finally crashed. When they finally caught up to him, they went nuts. I know he will need repairs, or to replace the truck that was wrecked. He is going to need time to recover from his injuries as well. Plus replace things that were stolen from his pick-up that night," as per Daily Mail.
As reported by The Post Millenial, Love had earlier been charged with fourth-degree assault and harassment in a 2017 domestic violence case in Oregon.