A night out for Bryton Turner escalated into a night of harassment and assault after one patron confronted him for wearing a “Make America Great Again” red hat.
Rosiane Santos, who is 41, approached the 23-year-old and reportedly knocked the red cap off of his head and mocked him, the Washington Examiner reports.
Turner recorded part of the harassment on his cell phone and later uploaded the incident onto Facebook.
“This is the problem. Ignorant people like this,” Turner said in the video. “I’m just trying to sit here and eat a nice meal.”
“Went out with some friends trying to enjoy some dinner and drinks when this ignoramus randomly tried to hit my hat off and started yelling at me (assault + drunk and disorderly). I wasn’t going to press charges but in front of four cops she did it again so now she’s going to jail,” he captioned the video.
Check it out:
Went out with some friends trying to enjoy some dinner and drinks when this ignoramus randomly tried to hit my hat off…
The Washington Examiner adds:
Before he began recording the video, Santos allegedly tried to shove Turner’s face into his food.
Turner also filmed a short part of Santos’ exchange with law enforcement who arrived on the scene following the incident. “Rosie’s not doing too hot right now … she’s getting cuffed,” Turner said while filming Santos as she spoke with two police officers. “Have a nice night in the cell, Rosie.”
Falmouth Police told the Washington Examiner that Santos was intoxicated when officers arrived on the scene, refused to leave the restaurant, and assaulted Turner in the presence of officers. She “remained uncooperative during the booking process” and was charged with disorderly conduct as well as assault and battery.
According to the report, Turner had the full support of the restaurant’s bartender, Geo Macario, who said the 23-year-old was minding his own business when he was confronted by Santos over the hat. The bartender reportedly tried to calm the situation, saying: “The lady didn’t agree with his hat, and I just kept telling her it’s alright, he’s not doing anything to me, why is it even a problem.”
This story took a major turn after law enforcement arrested Santos and learned that she was in the United States illegally.
Now she is facing deportation from the country, U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement officials said.
“Santos is currently facing local charges for assault and other offenses. She is presently in ICE custody and has been entered into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts,” ICE spokesman John Mohan said according to the Washington Examiner.Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.