D.C. Police: Three Black Males Mugged White Man While Shouting, ‘This Is For Trayvon Martin!’

by Sterling Beard

A robbery in the Adams Morgan neighborhood in northwest Washington seems to have been motivated by the acquittal of George Zimmerman, according to D.C. police.

The Washington Post reports that the man was approached and attacked from behind by three black men who yelled, “This is for Trayvon Martin!” Two of the men threw the man to the ground and kicked him, before the three muggers made off with the victim’s iPhone and wallet.

The victim suffered only minor injuries and he declined medical attention.

According to a D.C. Police spokesman, the incident is being investigated as a robbery and a hate crime.