Trump to send signed hat to teen after video of theft goes viral, suspect arrested

    (Photo/video: Hunter Richard)

    SAN ANTONIO - Video of a man stealing a 'Make America Great Again Hat" off the head of a teenage boy in a San Antonio Whataburger has become a national story. And now the Trump Administration is reaching out to the teen as police have arrested the suspect.

    VIDEO: Teen attacked at Whataburger for wearing 'Make America Great Again' hat


    Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted that he wanted to get 16-year-old Hunter Richard a new hat signed by President Trump.

    What he didn’t know is that Brad Parscale, President Trump’s campaign manager, had beaten him to the punch, sliding into the DM's (Twitter's Direct Messages) of one of Hunter’s friends. Parscale offered to get all three boys new hats signed by the president.

    Screenshot of direct messages from Brad Parscale ((SBG San Antonio))

    One message reads “You were strong in the video. Never let a coward let you be hurt.”


    Meanwhile, Thursday night, we confirmed police in Universal City arrested the suspect in the theft of Hunter's 'MAGA' hat. Kino Jimenez, 30, is charged with "theft of a person." Jimenez will be questioned by robbery detectives.

    This mug shot we obtained is from an earlier arrest.

    Kino Jimenez in an undated mug shot from a prior arrest. SAPD photo.

    Jimenez has reportedly faced other fallout because of the incident. Rumble, a bar north of downtown, posted on social media that they fired an employee (believed to be Jimenez) because of the incident.

    The Power of One Summer Camp had been receiving threatening and hurtful social media messages because of a picture of Jimenez of their Facebook page.

    Management said the photo is almost a year old, that Jimenez only helped at the camp for a couple of days, and that they've had no contact with him since.

    "Things happen. People make mistakes, and I can understand in a time like now, things happen but I think a conversation about politics is more productive and better for the entire whole rather than taking my hat," said Hunter Richard.

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