Score one for the race-hustlers.
(NYDN) — A black man in suburban Chicago told police he jumped a white man last week because he was upset about the Trayvon Martin case, police said.
Alton L. Hayes, 18, and a 15-year-old Chicago boy attacked the 19-year-old victim on April 17 at around 1 a.m. in Oak Park, west of Chicago, police told the Chicago Tribune.
Hayes was charged with committing a hate crime Wednesday, as well as attempted robbery and aggravated battery.
The boy, who is also black, was charged with attempted robbery, the Tribune said.
Hayes said he and his partner grabbed the man from behind and hit him several times, then grabbed a tree branch and said, “Empty your pockets, white boy,” FOX Chicago reported.
The pair then threw the man to the ground and hit him in the head several more times before taking off.
The pair was picked up a few blocks away after the man called the cops.
State’s attorney spokesman Andy Conklin told the Tribune that Hayes said he jumped the man because he was mad about what happened to Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Florida teen shot and killed by George Zimmerman on Feb. 26.