Ricardo Garcia was waiting at the meat counter in Sam’s Club when a scumbag shopper standing next to him let him know how much he hates what his hat says. When the disrespectful idiot took his irritation too far, the retired veteran made him regret running his mouth about America.
The 67-year-old retired Army veteran in Florida was minding his own business in the store when he suddenly sneezed. A man to one side quickly said “bless you,” while another customer nearby took it at an opportunity to share his opinion about how he felt about what this hero was wearing, and why he couldn’t “bless him” because of it.
“He said, ‘I can not give you a blessing because you’re wearing that stupid hat,’” Garcia told Fox 13, admitting that at first, he wasn’t sure what this man meant. “I said ‘What’s wrong with the hat?’” Garcia recalled of their initial conversation before the interaction took an unexpected turn.
The angry man, who Garcia soon learned was 36-year-old Patrick Marcus Mickens, said he didn’t like “Trump’s hat” that he was wearing. The veteran ignored him as Mickens pushed him into having a political debate that Garcia wanted no part of. He tried to move away from the irate liberal and thought he had escaped him when the veteran said he felt a “boom” on his back.
Mickens was so angry that he was overcome with rage when Garcia wouldn’t engage him in a verbal confrontation, and he blindsided the elderly veteran with a punch to the side of his head. “My hat went down on the ground, my glasses were sideways. I looked at him and saw him standing there looking at me like, ‘What do you want?’” Garcia said.