Tourist Robbed, Threatened at Knife Point in New York City Over ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat
An 18-year-old Danish tourist was robbed at knife point by two men who grabbed his “Make America Great Again” hat and threatened to stab him when he attempted to retrieve it.
According to authorities, the victim was attempting to get on the subway in Union Square just before 6 p.m. on Thursday when the incident took place.
The NYPD told Fox News that the victim was grabbed from behind by two men who proceeded to steal his hat and asked him “what are you doing with that hat on?” When the victim put up a fight, one of the men pulled out a knife.
The men fled with the hat and remain at large.
Police have released a sketch of one of the suspects. He is described as being an almost bald, 6-foot-tall white man in his 20s or 30s, with light facial hair.
According to the New York Post, he was last seen wearing a tan or brown jacket, dark pants and a baseball cap.
The second suspect was described as a white male, with no additional details.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).