Cops: We Caught Guy Who Stole Teen's Trump Hat

It happened at a Whataburger in San Antonio
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2018 4:34 PM CDT
Cops: We Caught Guy Who Stole Teen's Trump Hat
Kino Jimenez booking photo   (San Antonio Police Department)

A Texas man has been arrested for allegedly snatching the MAGA hat right off a Trump supporter's head at a fast-food chain restaurant. Police say 30-year-old Kino Jimenez was arrested Thursday in connection with the incident at a Whataburger in San Antonio, where he's accused of throwing a drink in the face of 16-year-old Hunter Richard before walking off with the hat, the AP reports. The suspect reportedly yelled profanity at the teen and his friends, and video taken during the encounter went viral after it was posted by one of their mothers. The mom took to Facebook asking for help identifying the "scum bag of the year," per KENS 5. San Antonio police say they arrested Jimenez at his home without incident and that he faces a theft charge.

Jimenez has reportedly also been fired from his job at a local bar. According to Business Insider, Hunter Richard posted to Instagram following the incident and appeared to have gotten over any trauma it may have caused. "HAD A BOMB A** 4TH OF JULY!" the post reads. "ALTHOUGH MY HAT GOT JACKED BUT ITS ALL GOOD THE LIBTARD WHO TOOK IT CAN HAVE IT." Among the thousands to like the post was the president's son, Donald Trump Jr. The campaign manager for Trump 2020 also spoke out after the controversy. "I would love to send this teenager a signed @realDonaldTrump hat and stand with him in #SanAntonio," Brad Parscale tweeted. "There are hundreds of thousands that will stand with you there. Don’t let a few left bullies stop you from showing your #MAGA!" (More Make America Great Again stories.)

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