Anti-bullying advocates are cheering the recent grand jury indictment of the Texas man who violently expressed his disdain for President Donald J. Trump at a San Antonio Whataburger restaurant in July.
Fox News reports, “Kino Jimenez, 30, was charged with Theft of Person. He could serve time in state jail if convicted, Houston's KHOU-TV reported. “Jimenez was accused of stealing 16-year-old Hunter Richard’s cap on July 3. The teen captured a video of Jimenez criticizing him for supporting President Trump as he sat in the San Antonio restaurant with friends.”
According to KHOU11, “The victim told police he was wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat and the suspect approached their table asked him why he was wearing it.
“According to the paperwork, the victim told the suspect that he ‘was supporting the president.’" That’s when Jimenez became upset and ripped the cap off the teen’s head, according to the arrest warrant.
In the video, Jimenez can clearly be heard going on a profanity-laced rant as he grabs the hat and throws the drink on the stunned young man:
“You ain’t supporting s---, n----!” As he leaves the table with the hat in his possession, he adds, "b---- a-- motherf------" a friend of the victim appears on the video in a state of utter disbelief, as Jimenez walks away with the teen's hat in his hands.
After the teen's mother posted his video on social media, the incident went viral and eventually caught the attention of the president, himself.
President Trump's son, Donald, Jr. saw the video and appealed to his Twitter followers to help him locate the teen. Even though Richard eventually received his own hat back, he also received a replacement cap - autographed by the president!
Police easily identified the man through the video, and he was arrested on July 6th; he was booked and released on a $5000 bond.
Now the bully will face the consequences of his behavior. Jimenez has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of “theft of person” and assault. He will appear in court on October 19th to answer the charges.
The 16-year-old has some wise words to share about the incident, "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.”
There's something we could all learn from this young man.
To see the shameful incident unfolding, watch the video, below