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Eddie Dillard, Ron Paul Supporter, Allegedly Stomped On By Newt Gingrich Security

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Security guards for Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich push Ron Paul supporter Eddie Dillard of Orlando away from Gingrich as he campaigns on primary day in Orlando, Florida. (GETTY | Getty Images

When Eddie Dillard showed up outside a polling place in Florida wearing flip flops, he didn't expect it to be a problem.

According to Yahoo News, the 29-year-old decided to hold a Ron Paul campaign sign outside a polling place in Windermere, a suburb near Orlando, after he saw someone there with a sign for Newt Gingrich.

Unfortunately for Dillard's toes, it was the exact place Gingrich's campaign had picked for the candidate's first stop on Tuesday.

Gingrich's security team members asked Dillard to leave after they noticed the Ron Paul sign's proximity to Gingrich and his wife, Callista. When Dillard refused, a security team member dug the heel of his shoe into Dillard's bare foot like he was putting out a cigarette.

Dillard said he was shocked and snapped a picture of the man with his phone, which was then knocked out of Dillard's hand.

"Just block him!" a Gingrich campaign aide said. "Everyone step on his toes!"

In response, Ron Paul's presidential campaign issued a statement on his website that calls on Gingrich and his campaign to apologize.

Paul's campaign also tweeted a photo of Dillard's bruised foot.

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