Grand jury indicts man seen in viral MAGA hat video

Kino Jimenez, 30, charged with felony theft of a person

SAN ANTONIO – A man who was seen in a viral video last month throwing a drink at a teenager before taking his "Make America Great Again" hat has been indicted by a Bexar County grand jury.

According to online court records, Kino Jimenez was indicted Wednesday and faces a theft of a person charge, a state felony. 

Jimenez's arraignment is scheduled for Friday in 187th District Court.

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On July 6, shortly after the video went viral on social media, Jimenez was arrested by Universal City police after the San Antonio Police Department's Robbery Task Force Unit located him.

According to an arrest affidavit, Jimenez walked up to a 16-year-old boy who was eating with his friends at a San Antonio Whataburger and asked him why he was wearing a MAGA hat.

When the teen responded he was wearing it to support President Donald Trump, Jimenez threw a drink at him and ripped the hat from his head, the affidavit said.

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A video shows the incident and Jimenez walking away to the front of the restaurant while holding the MAGA hat and cussing at the teenagers.

Jimenez's trial has been tentatively scheduled for mid-October.


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