A Black college student who suffered numerous injuries after an attack by 3 white men Sunday, says that he was targeted because he talked to a white girl.
Christopher Phillips, 19, says he was confronted by Thomas Randich, 19, at a late-night house party in suburban West Chicago, then attacked as he walked away from the argument.
“He was like, ‘Yeah, you’re talking to the wrong girl.’ I was like, I looked at him – I’m confused – I was like, ‘What do you mean I’m talking to the wrong girl?'” said Phillips in an interview with ABC.
Phillips says he was punched from behind and hit the concrete floor with his face, then kicked and punched repeatedly. Phillips’ injuries included a fractured jaw, four missing teeth, and cuts and bruises on his body.
Randich, 19, his brother Jake, 18, and Michael Mungovan, 19, have all been charged with aggravated battery.
“He was talking to a white girl, and they didn’t like it. And they jumped on him,” said Phillips’s father, LaMonte Phillips.