The teen who filmed the MAGA hat attack and theft by Kino Jiminez at a San Antonio, Texas, Whataburger restaurant denies accusations reported by the media–and then retracted (by only some news sites)–that he and his friends provoked the attack by allegedly saying racist remarks: “an article was released saying someone who was in the restaurant (even tho the only ones in the restaurant was my group and the guy who confronted us’s group.) said that we had provoked the man with racial slurs and much worse things, which never happened…this article was pulled due to “concerns about the legitimacy of the statements.”
A man took a teenager’s “Make America Great Again” hat and threw a drink at a Whataburger in San Antonio, TX. “You ain’t supportin’ sh-t, nig–,” the suspect said to Hunter Richard, 16.
Richard’s friend, twitter/brxpug, said the man was arrested and lost his job. The teens have also decided not to press charges, but a police report was filed.
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A video shared on Twitter showed Texas teen Hunter Richard sitting in a booth with his friends when an unidentified man approached, threw a drink in Richard’s face, and then stool his MAGA hat. As the assailant walked out of the fast food joint, he yelled, “You ain’t supporting sh**t nig*.”
Twitter user Brax, Richard’s s friend, shared the video on his Twitter account. He captioned the post, “So went out for a 2am 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 incident happened at a Whataburger restaurant in San Antonio, TX. A representative from Whataburger Corporate Communications told media, “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.”
Richard told media, “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.”
According to the Independent, Patricia Spittler — thought to be the mother of one of the boys — also shared the video on Facebook, which received more than 2 million views before it was removed. Spittler apparently called users to help identify the “scumbag of the year.”
“It would be nice to know who he is for someone to let him know his actions are not OK,” she reportedly wrote. “Real tough guy … approaches a group of teenagers minding their own business just having a burger! He kept his hat too.”
According to Brax’s recent tweets, the man has apparently been identified, arrested, and lost his job.
The teens have also decided not to press charges, but a police report was filed.
— HYGO News (@HygoNews) July 6, 2018