Man puts trash on 67-year-old bar patron’s MAGA hat, then yells and spits on him

Brian Niemietz, New York Daily News

An uncivil incident involving a man in a MAGA cap occurred Friday.

Police arrested Matthias Ajple for slapping the bill of Robert Youngblood’s pro-Trump accessory at Hurricane Grill & Wings, then spitting on him in a bar on Florida’s east coast.

“Youngblood stated he was sitting at the bar wearing his red ‘Make America Great Again’ hat and a white male approached him and stated ‘you should go back to Russia you f—ing communist,” according to a police report posted on the Smoking Gun.

The crime site states Ajple, 43, is a registered Democrat while Youngblood, 67, is a Republican.

“After this statement the male then slapped the brill of Youngblood’s hat. The male then walked around the gate, leaned over it, spit on Youngblood and then left the scene,” according to police, who said two witnesses at Hurricane Grill & Wings backed Youngblood’s claim. The alleged victim took down Ajple’s license plate number and police caught up to him a short time later.

“I was just trying to protect you guys because I support law enforcement,” Ajple told cops. “Trump supporters are communist and racist.”

The alleged assailant is said to have told police he didn’t mind being arrested over the incident and they accommodated him. He reportedly posted $500 early Saturday morning and is expected in court Nov. 19.


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