Hundreds are now pledging their help to a U.S. Marine veteran who was brutally ambushed at a Washington D.C. McDonald’s last Friday.
It’s been just over a week since former Sgt. Christopher Marquez was beaten and robbed by a group of teens who apparently asked him if “black lives matter.”
He was knocked unconscious, and his wallet was stolen.
Since then, a Good Samaritan has created a GoFundMe page to help replace the $400 Marquez reportedly lost.
“I find this to be an outrage and absolutely disgusting situation our country is facing today,” wrote Danny Amoruccio, who started the campaign.
“The least we can do as Americans is help him, as he helped to keep [the] U.S. safe.”
But that original goal of $400 was quickly surpassed – now reaching more than $13,000. People who gave donations both big and small wrote to thank the Iraq veteran for his service.
Marquez later thanked his contributors on Fox and Friends, saying that he hopes to track down the cab driver who took him home for no charge after the attack.
The excess money will be used to "take care of his burdens" and then donated to charity, Amoruccio told Fox 5.
Watch Marquez's full interview, above.