A Florida man who spat on a fellow bar patron carrying a “Make America Great” hat was sentenced to 90 days in jail and one 12 months of supervised probation.
Matthias Ajple, 43, entered a no-contest plea Thursday and Choose David Morgan discovered Ajple responsible of battery, Treasure Coast Information reported.
Surveillance footage of the incident confirmed Ajple approaching Robert Youngblood, 67, at a bar in Vero Seaside on Oct. 26.
He positioned a paper towel on Youngblood’s head to cowl up the “Make America Great Again” lettering on the hat, and slapped the invoice of the hat earlier than telling him to “go back to Russia, you f— communist,” investigators mentioned.
Ajple then spat on Youngblood and left the bar, in line with an Indian River County Sheriff’s Workplace arrest affidavit.
Youngblood took down Ajple’s license plate and gave it to police.
Ajple instructed police after they arrested him, “I was just trying to protect you guys because I support law enforcement. Trump supporters are communist and racist.”
“I don’t even care that I’m going to jail; this is actually exciting,” he mentioned. “Plus, I have more time on this earth than he does anyway; he probably feels so good about himself.”
Ajple should additionally pay a $155 to Youngblood, pay for all mandatory courtroom prices and keep away from contact with him, in line with the sentencing doc.