Kirsters Baish| A conservative Texas teenager was violently harassed while dining at a Whataburger restaurant this week. The reason? He was sporting an iconic “Make America Great Again” baseball cap. The attacker was caught on video stealing the teenager’s hat and throwing a drink in his face. The video has since gone viral.
The attack took place on Tuesday at one of the chain’s stores located in San Antonio.
The yelling man in the video can be seen throwing what appears to be a full drink toward the person filming and screaming, “You ain’t supporting s— n—-!” He then walks away, still holding the teen’s hat. The video then pans to one of the teenagers in the group that was harassed. He appears to be in shock.
The suspect has not been identified as of yet.
The 16-year-old Texan who was wearing the hat is named Hunter Richard, and he explained to WOAI that when the man ripped the hat off of his head, he took some of his hair with it.
Richard explained, “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.”
Fox News was told by San Antonio police that detectives were assigned to the case once the complaint was filed. Earlier today, the police department’s spokesperson explained that they had not yet received a report on the incident.
The Whataburger chain explained to Fox News that they are working with police on the investigation.
“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,” the restaurant explained.
The video was uploaded to Facebook along with the request for people to help find the “scum bag of the year.” The video was viewed more than 2 million times before it was either taken off of the social media website or hidden from the public, as reported by KENS5.
Fox News writes:
The man in the video allegedly was fired from his part-time job at a San Antonio bar after the footage began circulating on social media.
“It came to our attention earlier this evening that a part-time employee was captured on cell phone video assaulting another person at a local eatery,” the Rumble bar in San Antonio posted on its Facebook page. “The assault took place, presumably, because this employee did not agree with the other individual’s political stance.”
It continued: “We have since terminated this employee, as his actions go against everything that this establishment stands for. THIS BAR IS A SAFE SPACE FOR EVERYONE! No matter your race, creed, ethnicity, sexual identity, and political stance, you are welcomed here!”
Take a look at the video for yourself. WARNING: Video contains explicit language.