MAGA hat thief ‘explains’ actions, as San Antonio PD are barraged with calls demanding more charges

The San Antonio Police Department has been barraged with calls from people demanding tougher charges against Kino Jimenez, the 30-year-old man who attacked 16-year-old Hunter Richard and stole his MAGA hat on the Fourth of July.

Jimenez was arrested on July 5 and charged with felony theft. He became a social media sensation after a shocking video of him throwing a cup of iced soda at Hunter went viral.

 

Officer Carlos Ortiz, a police spokesman for the San Antonio Police Department, told KSAT 12 News that the SAPD has been inundated with calls from angry people demanding that Jimenez be charged with assault rather than theft.

Ortiz said the decision to charge Jimenez with theft was made based on a police investigation.

As BizPac Review previously reported, Jimenez angrily confronted Hunter Richard, who was hanging out with friends at a Whataburger restaurant at 2 a.m. after celebrating the Fourth of July.

According to the police report, Jimenez demanded to know why Hunter was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.

When Hunter replied that it was because he supports President Trump, Jimenez ripped the hat off his head, yelled racist obscenities at him, threw an iced drink at his face, and walked off with the MAGA hat.

Kino Jimenez shouted: “You ain’t supporting sh*t, n***er! You b*[email protected] motherf*cker!”

Jimenez was arrested the next day after multiple people identified him after seeing the viral video of his assault. He was later released from jail after posting a $5,000 bond.

An internet background search shows that Kino has a lengthy rap sheet, including numerous arrests for driving while intoxicated, burglary, and drug possession.

Jimenez has since been fired from his bartending job at Rumble, a San Antonio bar. He was also expelled from the Texas Green Party, of which he was a member. For the record, the Green Party’s platform is non-violence, anti-racism, and social justice.

Interestingly, many liberals (like CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill) defended Jimenez’s assault, even though the Hispanic thug used the racist slur “n****er” when insulting Hunter, who’s white.

Richard spoke to Fox News host Jesse Watters about the incident this weekend. He said he and his friends were discussing Pokemon before the attack (see video above).

There are numerous fake-news reports claiming Hunter and his friends were discussing lynching black people before Jimenez’s assault. These rumors were based on a single dubious witness account made to KENS 5-TV. After further investigation, KENS 5 walked back its story with this editor’s note:

Editor’s note: “An earlier version of this story included quotes from the alleged witness. Those have been removed from this copy due to concerns about the legitimacy of the statements.

Moreover, the SAPD police report does not mention any allegations that Hunter was making racist comments before he was attacked. Neither does Kino Jimenez, who spoke off-camera to KSAT 12 News about his assault.

Jimenez never claimed that Hunter said anything racist or inflammatory. He merely justified his violent outburst by claiming that seeing the hat triggered him. Keep in mind that had the drink thrown in the teen’s face been hot, the kid could have suffered severe burns.

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“I had no clue he was coming over,” Hunter told Fox News “He ripped the hat off my head…He was definitely bigger than me. I was a little bit scared.”

Despite being assaulted, Hunter said he bears no ill will toward Jimenez. Millions of Americans disagree, saying Jimenez should rot in jail.

The felony theft charge against him carries a potential jail sentence of up to three years for first-time offenders. Because Jimenez has been arrested multiple times, his jail term could be much worse.

Meanwhile, the leftist media continue to foment political violence against conservatives while hypocritically preaching tolerance.

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Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang is a financial editor who writes about politics at BizPac Review, about business at CCN, and general news at HVY. She is a law school graduate and an alum of the University of Pennsylvania. You can find her on Twitter at Samantha_Chang.
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