Florida teen hits man dressed as Trump for Halloween in the jaw, charged with misdemeanor
The man and his family were waiting in line to go into a haunted house exhibit when the girl walked over to him and punched him.
NAPLES, FLORIDA: A 14-year-old girl from Florida is reportedly facing a misdemeanor charge of battery after walking up to a man dressed as President Donald Trump and allegedly punching him while her friends recorded the incident.
The Collier County Sheriff's Office released a statement, saying the incident occurred on Saturday at 8:40 pm as the man stood in line at the Collier County fairgrounds in Naples.
According to the incident report, the man and his family were waiting in line to go into a haunted house exhibit when the girl walked over to him and punched him in the face at the Naples Haunted Gross House.
The man reportedly said the girl laughed after the attack and ran back to her place in line with her four other friends, also juveniles, according to USA Today.
The man approached the 14-year-old girl after the attack, asking why did she punch him before he found a fair worker and asked for the sheriff's deputies to report the incident. The teenager and her parents were subsequently questioned by the deputy. A woman, who identified herself as a Collier County School system employee, went to the deputy when the girl's parents were being questioned and said the incident had already been recorded and posted on Instagram.
The deputy said since the incident had the "sole motivation to strike Trump," investigators could proceed to follow up with the girl and her family.
A day after the incident, President Trump was jeered and booed while he made an appearance at Game 5 of the World Series in Washington. Trump, hours later, again faced backlash from the Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and its Police Chief Eddie Johnson at the conference for the International Association of Chiefs of Police as anti-Trump protesters gathered in the streets.