Man Who Took ‘MAGA’ Hat in Viral Video Is Arrested
The man who was accused of throwing a drink in the face of a 16-year-old before taking his hat was arrested for assault.
Kino Jimenez, 30, was located by robbery task force detectives in Universal City, Texas. He was taken into custody on a warrant for theft, according to MySanAntonio.com.
A video of the incident allegedly showing Jimenez went viral. President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., tweeted that he would get the boy a hat.
“This is disgusting and a disgrace,” Trump Jr. also tweeted. “No one should feel unsafe supporting their President @realDonaldTrump or #MAGA agenda. Imagine someone did this to an Obama supporter?!?!”
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 5, 2018
“So went out for a 2 a.m. snack and my friend (wearing a MAGA hat) had his hat stolen and a drink thrown in his face (and mine, you can see my arms on the left of the video),” the Twitter account @brxpug wrote on early Wednesday.
“You ain’t supporting [expletive],” the man in the video says.
Police said that Jimenez will be charged with theft of a person, a state felony, KSAT reported. His bond was set at $5,000.
Hunter Richard, 16, told WOAI-TV that he was the teen in the video whose hat was stolen.
“I support my president, and if you don’t, let’s have a conversation about it instead of ripping my hat off,” Richard told WOAI-TV. “I just think a conversation about politics is more productive for the entire whole rather than taking my hat and yelling subjective words to me.”
Richard said that the attack was unprovoked.
After the arrest, Richard told MySanAntonio that he would like to have a conversation and “come to some sort of agreement or neutral ground.”
Jimenez was fired by local bar Rumble, where he worked part-time.