New video shows the moment a Florida patrol put a crumpled paper towel on the & # 39; Make America Great Again & # 39; hit a man's hat before spitting on the older Trump supporter last month.
The incident took place on October 25 in the Hurricane Grill & Wings restaurant in Vero Beach.
In the video, Matthias Ajple (43) walks to Robert Youngblood (67) and strikes the paper towel on his MAGA hat.
Youngblood, who sat at the bar with two other men, seemed to exchange words with the man before he realized that the paper was on his hat.
New video shows the moment when Matthias Ajple (standing, in gray), 43, hit a crumpled paper towel on Robert Youngblood's MAGA hat (left, with a red hat) before spitting on the Trump supporter last month
Youngblood, who sat at the bar with two other men, seemed to be exchanging words with the man before he realized that the paper was on his hat
Moments later, Youngblood (left, with a red hat) is seen taking off the hat to remove the paper when Ajple (far right) jumps on a fence and appears to spit at the older man before he runs away
Moments later Youngblood is seen taking off the hat to remove the paper when Ajple jumps on a fence and seems to spit on the older man before he runs away.
Youngblood told the police that Ajple also told him: & You must go back to Russia, you communist. & # 39;
Youngblood & # 39; s friends Richard Cobb and Dana O & # 39; Keefe were on site and witnessed the act, the arrest report obtained by the Smoking gun states.
The police contacted the manager of the restaurant where the incident took place and the manager gave the footage to the authorities.
Ajplem (photo) was arrested and charged with a battery. He was released from prison after placing a $ 500 bond
The Indian River County Sherriff & # 39; s Office was able to track Ajple's vehicle to an address at Chardonnay Place.
Cops then spoke to Ajple & # 39; s wife Laura Torres, who said she was in the restaurant and saw the men sitting at the bar.
She claimed to have told her husband to tell Youngblood to go back to Russia as a joke.
However, she said she did not see the exchange of words between the men.
When the police finally tracked down Ajple, he said: & # 39; I was just trying to protect you because I support law enforcement, Trump supporters are communist and racist. & # 39;
Ajple was arrested and transported to Indian River County prison without incident.
He was charged with the battery and his bond was set at $ 500. Ajple was later released after placing bonds.
Ajple also said to the police when he was arrested: & I don't even care if I go to jail, this is exciting, plus I have more time on this earth than he does, he probably feels so good about themselves. & # 39;
Since Donald Trump's presidential campaign, red & # 39; MAGA & # 39; caps have become a division symbol in the United States.
People who wear them often say they do so to show patriotism and outward support for the president.
Others say the hats promote hatred and racism that they believe Trump promotes.
The hats, which are sold for $ 25 on the Trump campaign website, triggered a widespread debate earlier this year following an incident with a native marcher and a group of high school boys wearing MAGA caps in Washington DC.
After the incident, actress and activist Alyssa Milano tweet & # 39; The red MAGA hat is the new white cap & # 39; and later said she would not apologize for the comment.
The police contacted the Hurricane Grill manager (file image) and the manager handed over the surveillance video on which Ajple Youngblood hit & hat and spat on him
Cops contacted Ajple & # 39; s wife Laura Torres (pictured together), who said she was in the restaurant and saw the men sitting at the bar. She claimed to have told her husband to tell Youngblood to go back to Russia as a joke & # 39;
Torres told the authorities that she did not see the exchange of words between the men
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