Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at a campaign rally at Great Basin Brewing Company Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) By Ted S. Warren
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A central Florida man is suing Newt Gingrich, claiming a security officer for the Republican presidential candidate stomped on his foot "like he was stomping out a cigarette."
Edward Dillard claims his foot was fractured by the security team after voting Tuesday in the Orlando suburb of Windermere.
Dillard was wearing a Ron Paul T-shirt and holding a sign when Gingrich arrived. The lawsuit claims a "swarm" of security guards from Patriot Group International surrounded Dillard and one stomped on his foot while he was wearing open sandals, causing a fracture.
Ron Paul's campaign called for Gingrich to apologize. Messages left Saturday with Gingrich's campaign and Patriot Group were not immediately returned.