A Dallas man caught the beatdown of a lifetime after he was seen on camera chasing people with a sword amid protests in the city.

According to social media reports, the unidentified man “attempted to defend a shop with a large sword” before looters “beat him with a skateboard and stoned him with medium-sized rocks.”

One video clip shows the violent beatdown, which left the man bloodied on the ground, but it also shows the man actually chasing after protesters with a sword. The footage has more than half a million views.

In a report from TMZ, the man was referred to as a “small business owner” who “dared to defend his store.”

Someone called an ambulance for the man and he was taken to the hospital, where he’s currently in stable condition, TMZ reported.

Dallas was one of many cities across the United States where violent protests erupted amid rising tension with police following the death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man who was killed by now-former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on Floyd’s neck for nearly 10 minutes while arresting him for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill.

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