Woman Attacks Retired NYPD Cop Wearing Birthday Hat, Mistaken For MAGA Hat

Sandy Malone

Retired NYPD Det. Daniel Sprague said a woman slugged him in a Nashville bar because she thought he wore a MAGA hat.

Nashville, TN – A woman punched a retired New York Police Department (NYPD) detective in the face when she didn’t like his red had that said “Make Fifty Great Again.”

The hat – a birthday gift from his wife who had surprised him with the trip to Nashville – was a play on the Make American Great Again (MAGA) hats worn by supporters of President Donald Trump, the New York Post reported.

He was also wearing a shirt with an American flag on it emblazoned with the words “Making America Great Since 1970.”

Retired NYPD Detective Daniel Sprague told the New York Post he was celebrating his birthday with his wife and friend at The Stage on Broadway on Friday evening when a woman he did not know slugged him.

“I was outside with my friends when some grabbed me from behind, spun me around, and punched me in the face,” Sprague said. “At first I thought it was a friend until I got hit. I couldn’t believe someone could get that upset.”

The bar tossed both Sprague and the woman who hit him off the premises without giving the victim an opportunity to call the police, the New York Post reported.

But Sprague reported the incident to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department on Saturday morning.

Nashville police confirmed they had taken the report, the New York Post reported.

“Suspect grabbed his hat from his head and punched him in the face. He stated that when the suspect hit him in the face, he did not hit her back,” the police report read.

Sprague said he was shocked when the woman attacked him, the New York Post reported.

He said he’d gotten a variety of reactions through the night but none of them had been aggressive or violent.

“All night people were giving me thumbs up, smiles or some showing rage, until they walked up close and saw what hat said,” Sprague said. “Then they would wish me a happy birthday.”

The former police detective said he was baffled by the hatred he encountered, the New York Post reported.

“I love Trump, but I wouldn’t hit someone who had a Bernie hat on,” Sprague said. “Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I wasn’t an Obama fan but if he walked into a place where I was, I would show him and the office respect.”

Sprague retired from the elite Emergency Service Unit of NYPD in 2009, the New York Post reported.

The former law enforcement officer wrote a Facebook post about the experience, complete with close-up pictures of his bloodied face that said he was waiting to hear back from Nashville detectives.

The Facebook post has since been deleted.

Comments (135)
shooter
shooter

Proof that liberalism is truly a mental disease.

Do conservatives punch out people wearing Obama-related hats?

No.

So, why in the hell do liberals need to punch out conservatives for wearing Trump-related hats?

And, in actuality, in this case, it was a liberal who couldn't even read.

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Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

People need to start hitting back. I would. Not taking that kind of shit from no one.

Janken
Janken

These idiot people need to get a lesson. Sue the heck out of them. These leftest animals really have a mental problem. You can blame the media

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

All these leftists are so angry and hate-filled, but they don't actually know why.

Hi_estCommieDenom
Hi_estCommieDenom

Yet another example of TARD... I hope they find her and lock her ass up. MAGA!!! 🇺🇸

Dpintuit693
Dpintuit693

Why was the Facebook post deleted ?

Dpintuit693
Dpintuit693

Everyone should keep seeing how the left contends with the people and the opinions of of others the dont like or agree with. Despicable !!!

BubbaDon'tPlay
BubbaDon'tPlay

I'd beat that bitch like a drum!

TheOwlGuy
TheOwlGuy

He needs to sue that shithole that threw him out for being a victim into insolvency.

CalamityJane
CalamityJane

He should have pounded the shit out of her. If she had grown up getting her ass beat, she never would have attacked a man without provocation.

Propolice
Propolice

The bar should shoulder some responsibility for throwing the Victim ( retired Officer) out.
Maybe tourists should avoid The Stage in Nashville as they can’t stand up for their guests!
I’d certainly be plastering that name on social media with a warning to Avoid them.

Kb9225
Kb9225

His wife should have stomped her ass!

JLocke
JLocke

So nothing happened to the beasty female Democrat? Smh

NoBackupNearby
NoBackupNearby

Real nice of The Stage on Broadway to throw out the victim. I agree with Propolice; perhaps their name needs to be thrown around on social media so everyone knows what kind of place this is.

DeputyDawg
DeputyDawg

That's why you see so few Trump bumper stickers. Our cars would like escapees from wrecking yard because of the "liberals."

FDproleo
FDproleo

I remember Sprague from back in the early 90s when i was a wise ass teenager and he worked out of the 122nd precinct. He was a proffesional, genuinely good guy doing his job correctly. Deserved every promotion he got. What a shame he had to run across human garbage like this. God bless, sir.

FlaUSA
FlaUSA

Until conservatives, Republicans or supporters of the president start responding in kind to the violent attacks that are being perpetrated on them on a daily basis this bullshit won't stop

BluBlood
BluBlood

It's pathetic that they all act like deranged school bullies. If I was his wife she'd have only been able to leave via EMT's carrying her ass to a gurney!!

Viking24
Viking24

I wear my MAGA hat as often as possible. Sooner or later the odds are in my favor

TTT213
TTT213

I am 59 years old, a USMC veteran and I find it hard to believe this crap is going on in our country. People can stand on or burn our flag and nothing happens. But wear a red hat and be assaulted by some idiot.

Milocd
Milocd

Why do you always think that the perps are Democrats? Just because they hate Trump? Not everyone who dislikes him, are not Dems! 🇺🇸

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

Wake up to the truth. Progressives have always wanted to be accepted as superior thinkers - but in truth they are Facists or Communists hiding behind the label of progressivism. This is right out of the book for how Mussolini started Facism in Italy in 1919. Challenge their goal of power and control and these "superior thinkers" turn violent quickly. There is the truth. You want to live with that?

DarrellB
DarrellB

Sorry he was a victim of TDS. However, he must really be retired to have not taken her OUT, and into custody. Then you press charges, then you sue, and if necessary garnish their wages and tax returns.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#calledpoliceafterhesoberedup #dickmove

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

So he is the victim of an unprovoked assault, and the bar throws him out? You would think the media would be openly shaming them!!! oh wait, the victim was a conservative white male, and former law enforcement officer.... never mind, the MSM supports attacks on all those groups.....

He should have defended himself, and neutralized the threat until the attacker ceased to be a threat.... now that would have been a story.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Take a stand. Criminally prosecute and sue the woman. Might as well include the bar too since they felt the need to toss the victim out.

Jeanne75
Jeanne75

Good grief, what an ignoramus.

AGTtactical.com
AGTtactical.com

"Proof that liberalism is truly a mental disease.
Do conservatives punch out people wearing Obama-related hats?
No." Absolutely, 100% true. So many Democrats have a mental illness...no doubt about it.

Pops1953
Pops1953

Charge for a Hate Crime along with battery on a police officer.Once a cop always a cop even retired.

Gia49
Gia49

Such a crying shame some people can't act like human beings!!! If I was his wife o would have ripped her apart!! And as for the bat they should be sued and closed down, Period. They should own up to what happened in their place of business!!! If it had happened to a liberal they would be screaming and protesting!!! That's the difference between us!!! We are humans they aren't!!!

JesseStone55
JesseStone55

And Liberals are soooooio inclusive ! They are truly fascist since only their party should have rights and powers, freedom of speech ! They enforce it with violence & has all the hallmarks of Nazism which is reflected in their Anti- Christian, Anti'Semitism ! We all need to start carrying guns everywhere & full the herd ---🇺🇸🇩🇪

RandyJ
RandyJ

Proves how absolutely ignorant Liberals are----the DA's can't even read----illiterate morons. Cop should have judo chopped her in the neck. Need to fight back folks.

Me55
Me55

I guess the assholes who kicked the victim out of the bar should be recognized too.

Anniebak13
Anniebak13

That bitch would have been laid out if it was me. I'm so tired of their liberal bullshit. Absolutely disgusting.

Bigg59
Bigg59

The problem with suing them is they usually don't have anything except what we the people have given them through welfare wick ebt

Scattered
Scattered

Sue their ass. Every single time and fight back every time. Enough is enough and it needs to be known that were not gonna take it anymore.

538 central K
538 central K

Just another example of the left’s waco mentality of intolerance.

Left call President a fascist and nazi but yet its the left who are Nazi’s. NAZI stands for Nationalist Socialist Party. And Antifa pussies and unhinge left and dummycrat followers are the ones attack Americans for exercising their Freedom of speech.

The Antifa and the dummycrats are the true Nazi’s.

Attacking a guy for wearing a red hat that resembled a Trump hat.

But media wants to blame the guy who was just enjoying his birthday.

Fuck the left wing media who protect the dummycrats and liberal nazi’s.

This guy should of crushed this girls skull in. You swing on a guy and want to play a mans game get treated equally.

Bet they wont scream sexism then.

Lololoo

rtuck
rtuck

So what happened to the woman? She just walk away?

Rodosbc
Rodosbc

Premeditated murder. He planned to kill in retaliation for being stopped while bullying another youngster. Yes, the gun owner may be as guilty as the shooter. If true, both should do time as adults.

It1glsharp
It1glsharp

I am glad he did not hit back now he gets to sue her. Also that establishment should be ashamed they did not find out the real story stop jumping to conclusions.

Saints
Saints

Always trying to fix everything with VIOLENCE... out of control dumb asses


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