A Florida man who spat on a senior citizen wearing a ‘MAGA’ hat at a restaurant has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after being convicted of battery.
Matthias Ajple was found guilty of assaulting Robert Youngblood and sentenced to the short jail term on Thursday. The charges date back from an incident in October in a Vero Beach, Florida restaurant.
Surveillance camera footage shows Ajple approaching Youngblood- who was wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat- at the restaurant and placing a paper towel on his head before spitting on him.
According to Youngblood, Ajple went on to make bizarre political and ideological demands of him, apparently telling the Trump supporter to “go back to Russia.” Ajple also attempted to justify his assault to police officers investigating the event, claiming he was “protecting law enforcement” as Trump supporters are supposedly “communist and racist.”
The 43-year old man’s victim had recorded the spitter’s license plate, later reporting the crime to authorities.
Ajple’s criminal act suggests he’s been radicalized by years of Russia-centric liberal conspiracy theories commonly asserted on cable news networks such as MSNBC, which make grand and unsubstantiated claims that Russia and Vladimir Putin are puppeteering the Trump presidency from afar as a plot against liberals.
Ajple told deputies that he “doesn’t even care that he’s going to jail,” suggesting he lacks remorse for his foul attack on a senior citizen. His wife apparently confessed to authorities that she asked her husband to confront Youngblood at the restaurant.
As radicalized liberals continue to carry out an epidemic of hate crimes against Trump supporters and conservatives, those encouraging them on with fervent propaganda seem completely unwilling to admit culpability in their followers’ crimes.
Ajple will have to pay $155 to Youngblood.
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