BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A man was beat with a crowbar in the parking lot of a Friendly’s restaurant in New Jersey for wearing a Donald Trump T-shirt, police said.

The 62-year-old victim was walking in Bloomfield last week when a man in a vehicle questioned him about the shirt featuring the Republican presidential candidate, police said.

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The suspect cursed at the victim and reportedly followed him to the restaurant on Broad Street. The man then got out of his vehicle and struck the victim several times with a crowbar, according to authorities.

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The victim suffered injuries to his arms, hands and thighs and was treated at the scene.

Police said the suspect fled before officers arrived.

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