- The Washington Times - Friday, July 6, 2018

A man has been arrested and charged with stealing a 16-year-old’s Trump-inspired “Make America Great Again” hat at a Texas Whataburger after he was captured in a video that went viral Thursday.

The San Antonio Police Department announced late Thursday that Kino Jimenez, 30, was arrested at his home in Universal City without incident and charged with felony theft, a local CBS affiliate reported.

The video shared on Twitter Wednesday, which had been viewed nearly 9 million times as of Friday morning, showed a bearded man in glasses taking the hat and violently dumping a drink on the teen before walking away, shouting expletives.

“This will go great in my f–ing fireplace, b–h,” the man said as he walked off with the hat.

“All right, have fun with it!” the teen responded before the video stopped.



The victim, 16-year-old Hunter Richard, told a local NBC affiliate that Mr. Jimenez also pulled his hair in the altercation, which occurred Tuesday evening at the Whataburger on Nacogdoches Road in San Antonio.

“I support my president, and if you don’t, let’s have a conversation about it instead of ripping my hat off,” Hunter told the station. “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.”

Rumble, a San Antonio bar where Mr. Jimenez worked part-time, announced in a now-deleted Facebook post that he had been fired.

Whataburger said in a statement Thursday that no restaurant employees witnessed the incident.

“We were shocked to see this video and certainly don’t condone this type of customer behavior in our restaurants,” the statement said. “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.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., and Mr. Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign manager, Brad Parscale, said they were working on getting Hunter a new hat signed by the president himself.

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