VIDEO: MAGA-Hat Man Unleashes Bear Spray On Anti-Trump Protesters

David Dempsey was arrested after he released bear spray on people protesting President Donald Trump in Santa Monica.

Santa Monica, CA – A man wearing a Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat sprayed bear repellant into a crowd of people protesting President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday (video below).

Refuse Fascism protesters were gathered at the Santa Monica pier to protest the current White House administration when things got violent on Oct. 19, KABC reported.

The melee began with some pushing and shoving, and then bystander’s cell phone videos showed that some President Trump-supporting counter-protesters were caught in the middle of the crowd.

Cell phone video of the chaotic scene showed a man – later identified as 32-year-old David Dempsey - in a blue shirt and wearing a red MAGA hat backwards as he pulled out a can of bear spray and unleashed it on the protesters around him.

The video showed people scrambled to get out of the way and screamed for help when they were hit with the chemical spray.

Then the video showed Dempsey approached a group of people gathered around someone who was on the ground and deployed bear spray at them at close range.

Protesters surrounded Dempsey and walked him over to some police officers who were patrolling the demonstration, the video showed.

He was taken into custody and charged with suspicion of prohibited use of a tear gas weapon, assault with a caustic chemical and for violating his parole, KTLA reported.

Dempsey was being held without bail pending a court appearance on Tuesday.

Police said Dempsey was on parole from a prior weapons violation conviction, and as such, he is barred from possessing pepper spray or other tear gas weapons, KTLA reported.

Los Angeles County Court records showed that Dempsey was convicted of burglary in 2006 and 2009, and convicted of larceny and conspiracy in 2012.

Police were investigating whether a second person may have also been spraying a chemical into the crowd based on cell phone video that appeared to show more than one attacker.

Officials said none of the protesters were seriously hurt by the bear spray, according to KTLA.

Watch video of the incident below:

Comments (37)
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Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I'll post his bail!

Xxxxxx
Xxxxxx

Obviously video taken by a wacko

blujn
blujn

Yea, the presence of anti-Trumpers isn't a formula enough to increase violence already.

tfort
tfort

What an idiot. He is his own worse enemy.

Blase'
Blase'

1st use was probably ok, 2 nd was just dumb

hoss377
hoss377

Pretty stupid thing to do,but why is it condoned when antifa ,and all the other socialists do it?

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

😂 Good for him!

NewHavenWilliam
NewHavenWilliam

Oh well...

badge1025
badge1025

Sorry point is mute because the media does not make a fuss when antifa/liberals attack Trump supporters far worse physically and throwing urine filled containers so until I see equal reporting I dont care. PS Independent here

LEO0301
LEO0301

I guess he shouldn't have done that....I think...

copper347
copper347

And yet the Facist ANTIFA crowd put people in comas and nothing happens

DNW
DNW

Taking a page from the Antifa playbook.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

When I saw the hat worn Backwards I KNEW he was an Ass. No self respecting Trump supporter would wear that hat THAT WAY

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

It looked like it was self defense.... after he, he was coming to the aid of a person who was surrounded by potential rioters, and he feared for his life, and was forced to defend himself.

The only thing he did wrong was used something that violates his parole.

flashback37
flashback37

He didn't do anything worse than antifa has done. He should be let go without charges just as they do.

2 wheel lady
2 wheel lady

Antifa set the precedent for the penalty....so he should walk with a fine just like they do for same type antics. Pathetic we adults have come to this

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

I can see why he could mistake the men and women in the crowd as a bear attack. The resemblance was striking.

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

ANTIFA punks do this all the time. Why isn’t it in the news?

CDD
CDD

What sucks is when you know someone with the same name lol

beyondpissedoff
beyondpissedoff

Love the captioning on the first video with the "Trump supporters determined to incite violence" and "Pepper sprays peaceful liberal Americans". I wonder who posted the video???? TIC.

sanman899
sanman899

It's coming folks.

SARick
SARick

At least he had the balls to do it WITHOUT covering his face. Not condoning, but ....

BigPapaFrosty
BigPapaFrosty

So they surround trump supporters and get sprayed and they want to cry foul. They have done alot worse to police and others during there violent protest

Micheal Sullivan
Micheal Sullivan

The behavior is not acceptable. The only justifiable use of force is to protect Our Police or fellow citizens from attack, at which point deadly force is justifiable. Unwarranted attack is not justifiable no matter how irrational and hostile a screaming adversary might be. This person's actions have made things worse by giving propaganda points to The Enemy. Nobody ought mirror the actions of this person. Proactive attacks against The Enemy are not effective they are rather harmful to the primary point that the USA is a place where words may be spoken and opinions expressed without retribution, only to be crushed by opposing opinions.
We must strive to crush bad opinions with words, not deeds. We are in grave danger of losing this Liberty, that is the epitome of humanity. We must CRUSH the communists that clearly want to kill US all, and recognize the infection of academia by these evil people. We need to deal with that, forthwith; but we ought never take on their tactics, where we limit Liberty, limit Freedom of Speech, limit human dignity, even when the person we disagree with is clearly NUTS.