Social Distortion's Mike Ness Allegedly Beat Up a Pro-Trump Fan During a Show
Published Aug 15, 2018Veteran punk act Social Distortion have spent much of 2018 on tour. While they've likely made plenty of memories along the way, the last date of the tour was likely the most historic. After all, frontman Mike Ness allegedly beat up a concertgoer who expressed some pro-Trump rhetoric during the concert.
On July 17, Social Distortion performed at Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA. According to CBS, the show hit a snag when a man was beat down for booing Ness' anti-Trump speech.
"I pretty much said I paid for your music, not your politics," Tim Hildebrand, a staunch Republican, said. "I stood pretty much with my silent protest with my middle finger up for the next two songs."
From there, Ness jumped into the crowd and threw some punches at Hildebrand.
"I wasn't able to defend myself because people in the crowd were holding me back," Hildebrand said.
He added that Ness allegedly gave him two black eyes, a busted lip and a concussion.
You can watch the incident go down in the video below.
Hildebrand was eventually dragged out of the venue by security. He spoke with police, and plans to press charges using video footage he has of the incident.
Sacramento Police confirmed they were investigating the incident, while Social Distortion's manager said the band have no comment on the matter.