Michael Savage was physically attacked by an unknown assailant on Tuesday night at Servino Restaurant in Tiburon, a suburb of San Francisco. The nationally-syndicated radio host was at the Marin County eatery with his dog, "Teddy." Before he could finish his meal, an unknown attacker ran up to Savage and shouted “Hey Weiner,” which is Savage legal surname.
The assailant kicked Savage’s poodle out of the way and then grabbed Savage and threw him to the ground. Several restaurant patrons witnessed the attack.
The attack left Savage bloodied and shaken, but not seriously hurt. His dog was not seriously harmed.
According to the Rich Lieberman
report, Attorney Dan Horowitz -- who is of counsel to Savage -- said that he and the well-known radio personality will seek felony charges against the male assailant. He also said that they will seek to determine the assault as a hate crime.
In a statement, Savage said that the assailant claims that Savage pushed him. Savage wrote, “That is absurd, Both of my hands were holding onto things!”
Savage is well-known for his support of President Trump and his outspoken views in favor of law and order and a strong national defense. Trump has appeared several times on Savage's program.
The assailant also tried to strike a witness who sought to intercede. Savage and the witness each made a citizen's arrest. Savage says that the assailant has a "beef" with him
Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.