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Florida Man Dressed As Trump For Halloween Allegedly Punched In The Face By 14-Year-Old Girl

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The pageantry of Halloween costumes is usually a delight.

Ghosts, zombies and now Donald Trump, are among the scary costume offerings that are popular during this All Hallow’s Eve.

But politically-themed disguises in these charged times are not always crowd favorites. If you insist on masquerading as Donald Trump, well, best of luck to ya.

Whether someone takes offense over choosing to be Trump or they take offense over what they consider mocking Trump, it’s a minefield unless you know the crowd.

A man in Florida wore a Trump mask and got punched in the face by a teenager who had thoughts about the President.

What they were, for or against, is unclear.

The incident took place on Saturday at the Collier County Fairgrounds around 8:30 p.m. The struck man claimed he was standing in line for the Naples Haunted Gross House exhibit with his wife and step-daughter when the 14-year-old girl approached him, unprovoked, and jabbed him in the jaw.

The girl’s friends recorded her clobbering him, and the Collier County school system said the video was allegedly posted on Instagram.

According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the man alleged:

“she laughed and ran back to her place in line.” 

The man said he asked his slugger why she struck him and told her that he was:

“with my family here to have a good time.”

He then found a worker on the fairgrounds and asked to report the incident to the police.

The New York Post reported that the assailant was escorted from the fairgrounds and faces a misdemeanor charge of battery, pending an investigation.

While any sort of violence should not be tolerated, some online tried to justify her actions.

A campaign to release her began.

Others found her allegedly unprovoked attack reprehensible.

Divided we stand.

Regardless of opinion, Florida’s reputation endures.

The girl’s identity remains undisclosed as she is a minor.

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Violence is not the answer. Non-violent protest is effective.

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Written by Koh Mochizuki

Koh Mochizuki is a New York-based actor and writer. Originally hailing from Los Angeles, he received his B.A. in English literature and is fluent in Japanese. Disney parks are his passion, and endless cups of coffee are a necessity. Instagram: kohster Twitter: @kohster1