Texas Man Who Allegedly Stole Teen’s MAGA Hat in Viral Video Is Going to Trial

The Texas man who allegedly grabbed a teenage Trump supporter’s “Make America Great Again” hat and tossed a drink at him has been indicted. Kino Jimenez is scheduled to stand trial October 19 in a Bexar County courtroom, according to records obtained by Law&Crime. A grand jury indicted him Wednesday for theft of a person.

Viral video from early July shows a bearded man tearing off the MAGA hat from a teenage Trump supporter’s head. He then tosses a drink.

“You ain’t supporting shit, nigga,” says the man.

San Antonio cops claim that’s Jimenez in the footage, but they didn’t put out many details because the case involves a minor. Authorities didn’t identify him. They said in July that they learned about the incident after the teen and a guardian reported an assault at a police substation, according to a statement obtained by Law&Crime. Cops in Universal City apprehended Jimenez, and they turned him over to San Antonio detectives, police said.

16-year-old Hunter Richards did speak on the record with News 4 San Antonio at the time, and said that was his hat.

“I support my President, and if you don’t, let’s have a conversation about it instead of ripping my hat off,” he said. “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.”

Jimenez’s attorney of record didn’t immediately respond to a Law&Crime request for comment Friday afternoon.

[Screengrab via Twitter user @brxpug]

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