A woman accused of assaulting a man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat has been taken into custody by ICE agents after officials discovered she was in the U.S. illegally.
Rosiane Santos was taken into ICE custody on Tuesday after her arrest last week for insulting and knocking the hat off a man at a Massachusetts restaurant.
“Deportation officers with ICE’s Fugitive Operations Team arrested Rosiane Santos, an unlawfully present citizen of Brazil, today near Falmouth, Massachusetts,” the agency said in a statement. “Santos is currently facing local charges of assault and other offenses. She is presently in ICE custody and has been entered into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts.”
Police say the victim was eating dinner when Santos began yelling at him. Witnesses said the man tried to calm her down but she hit him, according to WHDH.
According to court documents, the woman said she was upset the man was wearing the hat in a Mexican restaurant.
Bartender Geo Macario said, “You really can’t do stuff like that. You might have your own ideas, but you can’t touch anyone. Just by that, she’s in the wrong for doing that.”