Teen Attacked in Texas Restaurant for Wearing ‘MAGA’ Hat
Update: San Antonio Police confirmed that they have received a complaint and were investigating into the alleged assault.
A Texas teen says he was attacked at a Whataburger restaurant in San Antonio for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
In a video uploaded to social media, the man can be seen throwing a drink in the teen’s face before taking his hat.
“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 says.
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.
A woman who identified herself as the mother of the teen uploaded the clip to social media, asking people to identify the “scumbag of the year.” The post was later deleted or made private.
A police report was filed, the station reported.
Rumble, a local establishment where the man in the video worked, said that he was fired.
“It came to our attention earlier this evening that a part-time employee was captured on cell phone video assaulting another person at a local eatery. The assault took place, presumably, because this employee did not agree with the other individuals political stance,” Rumble wrote on Facebook before the post was removed. “We have since terminated this employee, as his actions go against everything that this establishment stands for.”
A video of the incident can be viewed here (Warning: contains profanity):