A Massachusetts woman named Rosaine Santos, a 41-year-old immigrant from Brazil living in Falmouth, picked a fight with a man who just wanted to get a bite to eat. His crime? Wearing a red, iconic MAGA hat into the Mexican restaurant in Cape Cod. She was subsequently arrested for assaulting the man.
Santos was charged with disorderly conduct, assault, and battery after a confrontation at Casa Vallarta Mexican restaurant last Friday at about 8 pm. Santos was evidently incensed at the guy who was later identified as 23-year-old Bryton Turner of Mashpee. Of course, she had been drinking so that didn’t help her inhibitions at all. She has pleaded not guilty. Santos, who was released by a judge on her own recognizance on Wednesday, is scheduled to return to court for a pretrial hearing March 20.
Santos, 41, allegedly went on a drunken rampage, verbally assaulting and attacking Turner who says he was minding his own business. According to police, Santos started yelling at him because of his hat. Annoyed by the woman’s antics, he pulled out his phone and started recording her. That was the smart thing to do. You can see Santos in the video walking behind him and hitting his hat off his head.
“That’s the problem with America these days. People are just ignorant. They want to lash out on people who are educated,” Turner said in the video. He recorded the incident with his phone saying, “Ignorant people like this. I’m just trying to sit here, eat a nice meal.”
Went out with some friends trying to enjoy some dinner and drinks when this ignoramus randomly tried to hit my hat off…
When the police confronted her, Santos told them that Turner should not be allowed to eat at a Mexican restaurant because of his support for President Trump, who is pushing to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. As they were hauling her out of the bar, she took another swipe at Turner.
From PJ Media:
“Police said when Santos was arrested, her eyes were “bloodshot and glassy”. While walking her out of the bar, she allegedly hit Turner in the head.
“While at the police station, Santos refused to get out of the police cruiser telling one officer, “What are you going to do if I don’t?”
“The Falmouth Police chief said the incident is yet another example of political anger officials have seen in the last few days.”
Police said that “when she got out [of the police cruiser], she fell to the ground and officers had to remove her high heels so she could walk.” During her booking, Santos kept yelling profanities at police and flipped off an officer.
Rosaine Santos was charged with assault and battery after hitting a MAGA hat off a man’s head at a Mexican Restaurant in Falmouth. When police asked why she did it, she allegedly said he was a “motherf*cker” for supporting @realDonaldTrump. @NBC10Boston pic.twitter.com/8gqbALJk49
— Perry Russom NBC10 Boston (@PerryNBCBoston) February 21, 2019
“Santos told Boston 25 that while she regrets her actions, she was the victim in the whole incident and that she was provoked. “I had a little bit to drink maybe that’s the reason that I couldn’t walk away but being discriminated for so many times in my life, I just had to stand up for myself,” she said. “He’s not a victim. I am the victim. I have been bullied, OK?” Sure, he made her hit him… twice. The hat made her do it.
According to court documents, Santos told police that the reason she did it was because he was a “motherf***er* and supports President Donald Trump. She told police that she’d only had three mojitos.
Geo Macarao, a bartender at the restaurant, told Boston 25 that Turner has just ordered food when Santos started attacking him and that it was unprovoked. “I couldn’t imagine somebody just coming up and hitting them when there’s cops right here,” he added. Turner said he wasn’t going to press charges, but then she tried to grab his hat again in front of four police officers. And she paid for it. Not smart is an understatement here.