An incident at a Whataburger in San Antonio, Texas, on Tuesday has resulted in an arrest after a 16-year-old said he was verbally attacked and assaulted for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
The incident was captured on video and shows 30-year-old Kino Jimenez throwing a drink into the face of 16-year-old Hunter Richards.
The video went viral with more than 5 million views after it was shared on Twitter, ABC 13 reported.
Jimenez stole the MAGA hat and allegedly pulled Richard’s hair before exiting the restaurant.
The attack took place at the Whataburger off Nacogdoches and Thousand Oaks, according to News 4.
Richards was with some friends and they said the man was not provoked at all.
“I support my President and if you don’t, let’s have a conversation about it instead of ripping my hat off. 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,” Richards said.
“I didn’t think it was going to generate the amount like what people are doing, I was looking at the comments by some people and they are like ‘this is uncalled for,’ and other people are like mixed opinions, but I didn’t think it would blow up to what it is now,” he added.
Jimenez was arrested and will be charged with theft of a person.
His bond was set at $5,000.
This isn’t the first incident of this nature involving Trump paraphernalia.
Donald Trump Jr. came to the defense of Hunter and offered to get him a new hat.
“If someone can get me this young man’s information, I’ll get him a new #maga hat…SIGNED by #potus,” he tweeted.
If someone can get me this young man’s information I’ll get him a new #maga hat… SIGNED by #potus!!! https://t.co/zHBz4gKpkf
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 5, 2018
Whataburger released the following statement:
“We were shocked to see this video and certainly don’t condone this type of customer behavior in our restaurants. To be clear, no Whataburger employees were involved or witnessed the incident, and we ask that questions be directed to San Antonio PD as we continue supporting their efforts.”