Guy Grabs Teen's MAGA Hat, Throws Drink in His Face

Video of the incident has gone viral
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2018 11:10 AM CDT

(Newser) – A group of teens was eating at a Whataburger in San Antonio, Texas, on Tuesday when a "patriotic hat" got them some unwelcome attention. The hat in question appears, in a video posted by the mom of one of the teens, to be a red "Make America Great Again" hat. A man approached the group, grabbed the hat, and threw his drink at the teens as he shouted profanity and a racial slur, apparently berating them for supporting President Trump, per Fox News. The boy whose hat was taken tells WOAI some of his hair was ripped out in the process. "I support my president and if you don't let's have a conversation about it instead of ripping my hat off," he says.

The mom of one of the other teens posted the video to Facebook asking for help identifying the "scum bag of the year," per KENS 5. "His friend was wearing a patriotic hat, and this happened!" she wrote. "It would be nice to know who he is for someone to let him know his actions are not okay! Real tough guy ... approaches a group of teenagers minding their own business just having a burger! He kept his hat, too." In the video, the man appears to promise he'll be burning it. A police report was filed and police are investigating, but there has been no report of charges yet. The man in the video was reportedly fired from his job at a local bar, however, with the bar posting on Facebook that it's a safe space for people of all political beliefs. (Read more Make America Great Again stories.)

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