A teen said he was assualted for wearing a Make America Great Again hat at a San Antonio, Texas, Whataburger. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
SAN ANTONIO, Texas
Update 3:20 p.m. EDT July 12: The teen who said his Make America Great Again hat was taken at a Texas Whataburger now has a new baseball hat, but this one has been signed by the president himself, WOAI reported.
#Update: Teen who made national news after having #MAGA hat stolen at a San Antonio fast food restaurant just got this in the mail. A hat signed by @realDonaldTrump.
Original story: A teenager said he was assaulted for wearing his Make America Great Again hat, and some of the alleged incident was caught on video.
The video shows Hunter Richard, 16, having a drink thrown in his face by an unidentified man after Richard said the man ripped the hat from his head, WOAI reported.
According to the San Antonio Express-News, Richard, who was visiting from Orlando, was having a meal at a Whataburger in San Antonio Tuesday when the man allegedly assaulted the teen before leaving the restaurant with Richard’s hat.
The teen says he wishes the man would have just talked to him instead of yelling profanities at him.
“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,” Richard told WOAI.
“He has a right to his opinion,” Richard said. “I’m down for other opinions and I’m open to conversations. Let’s talk through this and come to some sort of agreement or neutral ground.”
Richard posted the video to social media, but has since removed it after getting more than a million views.
A report about the alleged incident has been filed with police, WOAI reported.
Whataburger officials have responded to the alleged attack and have issued the following statement:
“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.”