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Man indicted over attack on Texas teen with MAGA hat - here's the punishment he faces

Kino Jimenez faces two years in jail over an attack on a teenager at a Texas Whataburger over his "Make America Great Again" hat. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

A man who attacked a Texas teenager over his "Make America Great Again" hat at a Whataburger fast food restaurant has been indicted by a grand jury, and faces a steep punishment for his crime.

30-year-old Kino Jimenez was made famous by the viral video showing him stealing a MAGA hat from 16-year-old Hunter Richard and cursing at him as he walked away.

He likely regrets the attention after he was apprehended by police for the assault.

Jimenez was indicted by a grand jury Friday on state felony charges of theft of person, and faces two years in jail if found guilty.

He could also be eligible for probation or deferred adjudication, if he has no previous felony convictions.

Jimenez reportedly lost his job as a bartender over the attack as well.

Richard was rather forgiving about the whole incident.

"Things happen,” Richard told WOAI-TV. "People make mistakes — and I can understand in a time like now things happen — but I think a conversation about politics is more productive and better for the entire whole rather than taking my hat."

Here's a local news report about the story:

Police did not retrieve the stolen hat, but Richard received a replacement signed by the president through Donald Trump Jr., who saw the report and responded via his Twitter account.

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