Man arrested after assaulting teen wearing 'MAGA' hat at San Antonio Whataburger, police say

Donald Trump Jr. offers to replace hat with new one signed by president

By Amanda Cochran - Social Media Producer, Lea Wilson - Digital News Editor

SAN ANTONIO - The man who was seen in the viral video throwing a drink at a teenager in a San Antonio Whataburger and taking his "Make America Great Again" hat has been arrested.

San Antonio police said 30-year-old Kino Jimenez was found in Universal City by the San Antonio Police Department's Robbery Task Force Unit and taken into custody by the Universal City Police Department, KSAT reported.

He is facing charges of theft of a person.

According to witnesses, the incident happened Tuesday night at a San Antonio Whataburger restaurant.

READ: Internet mob hits wrong target over Whataburger MAGA hat video

They say a teen was wearing a “MAGA" hat inside the restaurant when a man took the hat off his head and threw soda on the teen.

The kids were completely shocked and say the guy attacked them without any provocation.

They posted the video to social media to try to find out who the attacker is, but instead the video went viral. As of this writing, the video has more than 1.4 million views on social media. 

The victim, Hunter Richard, did file a police report.

“I didn't think it was going to generate the amount, like what people are doing,” Richard said. “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."

KABB shared this statement from Whataburger: 

“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.” – Whataburger Corporate Communications."

Donald Trump Jr. tweeted an offer to replace the MAGA hat with a signed version from President Donald Trump.

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