Last Saturday, a legal citizen from Togo was reportedly attacked in Maryland for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, and two suspects have been taken into custody.
ABC7 reported that the man, who lives in Germantown, MD, was reportedly attacked in his neighborhood by two men because he was wearing a MAGA hat in support of President Trump. He was reportedly hit in the upper body and the head, as the two suspects tried to take his hat from him.
The Montgomery County Police Department stated that the victim, “who was wearing a red, Make America Great Again hat, was approached by two men who began harassing the victim and asking why he was wearing the MAGA hat.”
“The victim told the suspects that he was entitled to his own views and kept walking away from the suspects. The suspects began striking the victim and telling him to take the hat off.”
“The victim continued to be struck by the suspects until he fell to the ground. The suspects then removed property from the victim, and destroyed items of value. The suspects then fled the scene,” said a Monday press release.
Police reportedly arrested two men in connection with the crime. Jovan Crawford, 27 of Gaithersburg, MD, and Scott Roberson, 25 of Washington, D.C.
Reportedly, the men are about to face ten or more years in prison.