VERO BEACH, Florida – A Florida man was arrested for allegedly spitting on a Donald Trump supporter who was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat at a bar in Vero Beach, Florida on October 25, 2019.
According to Indian River County Sheriff’s deputies, 43-year-old Matthias Ajple walked up to the man sitting at the bar in the Hurricane Grill & Wings restaurant and said, “You should go back to Russia you f*****g communist.”
Ajple then allegedly slapped the brim of the MAGA hat.
The Florida man walked around a gate, spit over it at the Donald Trump supporter, then left the scene.
The victim was able to write down Ajple’s license plate number and gave it to the responding deputies.
Deputies were able to track down the Florida man at his residence.
“I was just trying to protect you guys because I support law enforcement. Trump supporters are communist and racist,” Ajple allegedly said to sheriff’s deputies.
“I don’t even care that I’m going to jail, this is actually exciting,” the Florida man added. “Plus, I have more time on this earth than he does anyway, he probably feels so good about himself.”
Ajple was charged with battery and booked into the Indian River County Jail on a $500 bond.