Man Attacked In Restroom For Wearing Russian MAGA Hat

David Delgado was arrested after he attacked a man who was wearing a red baseball cap with MAGA written in Russian.

Hermosa Beach, CA – A California man is in jail for attacking a man for wearing a red baseball cap which the owner claimed said “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) in Russian.

The incident occurred at about 6:40 p.m. on Sept. 2 in the bathroom at Tower 12 restaurant on Pier Avenue, the Daily Breeze reported.

The victim was using the bathroom when he was approached by 32-year-old David Delgado, who wanted to know what the writing on the hat said, according to the Hermosa Beach Police Department.

The man told Delgado what the hat said and Delgado attacked him.

He repeatedly punched the victim in the face and caused the victim to fall to the floor, according to the police report.

Police said that Delgado kept on hitting the man after the victim was on the ground, and then stole the Russian MAGA hat before making his exit.

The authorities identified the attacker by reviewing surveillance footage from the restaurant, the police report said.

Hermosa police said Delgado was arrested and taken into custody at his home in Winnetka without incident.

He was charged with suspicion of robbery and battery with serious injury, according to KTLA.

Hermosa police said Delgado was being held in jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

“It’s not clear who insulted who, but the hat is at the center of this whole mess,” Hermosa Police Sergeant Robert Higgins told the Daily Breeze.

The red hat with Russian characters became popular after actor Alec Baldwin posted a picture of himself on Instagram wearing one in 2017, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Baldwin has portrayed President Trump in numerous Saturday Night Live skits.

But CNN reported that the Russian phrase on the hat doesn’t actually say MAGA.

The four words in Russian translate to “Make America Fantastic Again.”

CNN reported that Baldwin had likely translated the phrase online.

"In fact, we just Google translated it, and it's translated exactly like on the cap," Moscow Bureau Chief Jill Dougherty said.

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61mouse
61mouse

Asshole is lucky he's not part of the Russian mob

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

It's not even clear that this is a pro-Trump hat. Perp could have assaulted someone who dislikes Trump and shows it with a silly Russian-collusion hat.

Why are so many Dems deranged? When I used to see Obama or Hillary stickers on cars, I did not get upset, I just figured, "well, there goes another idiot."

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

🤣🤣🤣 Damn, talk about openly hostile to white supremacists, especially in Hermosa.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Crazy

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

I know red is the color of Trump's hats..........Lets make them in different colors so the nuts will be racing to and fro trying to see what all the hats say. I'd say it was a racist thing myself.... If that happened to someone wearing a BLM hat, imagine the outrage.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Suspect David Delgado has entered a not guilty plea.

I would look up his previous record, but LA makes you pay for them...

Gramercy
Gramercy

Well, he is as guilty as they come...but chances are California will say "bad boy...here is candy...do not do it again" and let him free.....SICK-O man and state

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Yeah these guys are really rocket scientists! Seen where one guy was attacked......he had on a red hat that said Triumph! Guess the perp couldn't read!

HH3
HH3

Why isn't this a "hate" crime? If someone had done this to an individual wearing an Obama or Hillary item it would have been deemed as a hate crime!!

Another double standard!

Sivaas_
Sivaas_

It doesn't say Delgado's an illegal, so it's likely he's an illegal.

tedstyleomg
tedstyleomg

A Mexican attacking someone for their political beliefs kind of proves the point of the hat, eh?

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

he was TRIGGERED!!!!!!!