A man from New Hampshire was arrested after allegedly beating a teenager in the polling place because the boy was wearing a MAGA hat.
Patrick Bradley, 34, from Windham, New Hampshire, is now facing three counts of simple attacks and disorderly behaviors following the incident that occurred Tuesday.
Police said Bradley had gone to Windham High School – a polling station – to vote for the first president of the state when he passed a camper tent.
Patrick Bradley, 34, was arrested after allegedly beating a MAGA teenager with a hat on his face in a polling station in New Hampshire
The teenager had volunteered at the Trump campaign tent outside the polling station. Donald Trump Jr. (center with beard) tweeted a photo where he met the teenager (far right) on the day of the incident
Don Jr. said the Trump family supports the teenager allegedly attacked
Bradley “then hit a 15-year-old juvenile on the face,” at which point two adults tried to protect the teenager, police said rag. The adults later accused Bradley of attacking them.
During the same incident, “Bradley was also accused of throwing TRUMP campaign signs and attempting to overthrow the above-mentioned tent,” police said.
The 15-year-old boy – who Donald Trump Jr. has since been identified as being Nate in a photo he has Posted on Twitter – wore a red “Make America Great Again” hat and volunteered in the Trump tent at the time of the incident.
The boy’s mother, Cathy Campbell, told Fox News that although he is a student at Windham High School, he was not in school because he had a doctor’s appointment that day. But she did take him to the school so she could vote in primary school.
“When we got there, we saw Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, and my son was in the clouds, “Campbell told the news station and called the boy” the most patriotic child you would ever encounter in your life. ”
It was said of Bradley (photo) that he had left the polling station and had seen the teenager see the MAGA hat before he said it and then slapped the boy’s face
Bradley (photo) then allegedly knocked over Trump’s campaign signs and tried to overthrow the campaign tent while two adults tried to stop him
Bradley (depicted in earlier mugshots) has been arrested in the past on charges of marijuana drug trafficking and reckless behavior
The incident took place outside the Windham High School, a polling station for the first president of the country, Tuesday
Campbell said the Trump campaign later invited the teenager to volunteer and keep Trump signs out of school.
She said the teenager chose to wear the divisive hat while she signed up, and noted that she was “worried that he was wearing the MAGA hat because we know it can provoke and we know people don’t like Trump “.
However, she said her son wanted to wear the hat because “he is a proud 15-year-old and he doesn’t know what people will be like.”
Campbell said the teenager was standing on the sidewalk and told people they “had a good night,” but the words “triggered” Bradley.
She claimed that Bradley had said “f ** k you” to her son, and then “wound his hand as quickly as he could and hit him over the face.”
Campbell said that a MAGA-guarded man trying to help her son had a broken jaw during the incident.
New Hampshire man Stephan Leclerc tried to prevent Bradley from knocking over the Trump campaign tent and Bradley hitting him
Stephan Leclerc from New Hampshire claimed to be one of the people involved in the intervention between the teenager and Bradley.
Leclerc Posted on Facebook that Bradley “threatened to run us in front of our volunteer cabin (VOTER BULLY), he hit a minor, hit me trying to stop stamping in our volunteer tent.”
He said the police initially let Bradley go despite having a warrant.
“All the witnesses were upset that the Antifa Civil Guard was released like humans,” Leclerc said.
Don Jr. went the day after the incident. to Twitter to reveal that he had met the teenager and that the Trump are on his side.
“So it turns out that I met the 15-year-old victim shortly before he was attacked by a sick left,” tweeted Don Jr. “I asked an assistant to find his number and just got the phone with him and his mother. I thanked them for such strong supporters. My family is behind your Nate! “
Don Jr. also tweeted a photo of the teenager posing for a photo with him and Guilfoyle. The teenager is not wearing a MAGA hat in the picture.
Campbell told Fox News that her son is “the sweetest child” and that he is now “quite traumatized” by what happened on Tuesday.
She said the teenager “certainly did nothing wrong” and that “it makes me sick that people are angry with a child because he is wearing a stupid hat.”
Campbell said she and her family are Trump-supporting Republicans. She added that her son is back in school and that his colleagues support him.
After the incident, Bradley was detained on a bail of $ 5,000 in addition to an administrative deduction for a probationary violation.
According to reports, Bradley has been arrested several times in the past.
In January 2017, the Maine State Police arrested him for a drug trafficking crime after he found 7.7 pounds. of vacuumed sealed marijuana in his car, according to Maine New Center.
In March 2017, Bradley was arrested on charges of reckless behavior, simple mistreatment of an officer, disobedience to an officer and driving after suspension, after an incident in which he allegedly rammed his car into another driver’s car, Foster’s Daily Democrat reported.
Bradley is expected to be released on Friday.