Per Hoyt Hutchinson was arrested for stabbing the Baby Trump protest balloon today in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where President Trump was visiting to watch LSU and Alabama play.
Tuscaloosa police watched Hutchinson “cut into” the balloon. “Some liberals tried to come to my hometown and start some trouble. That ain’t happenin,” Hutchinson said on a Facebook video posted soon after getting out of jail. “I’d do it again,” he added.
Some Trump supporters on social media hailed Hoyt as a “hero.”
Not all Heroes wear Capes!! Hoyt Hutchinson popped the Baby Trump balloon in Tuscaloosa. It’s beyond repair. pic.twitter.com/xM1xGY0snt
— GKIRBO (@gkirbo_hbk) November 9, 2019
Hale Burnside wrote “give him a presidential pardon.”
give him a presidential pardon
— Hale Burnside MD (@RuffusMD) November 10, 2019
This is the moment of the arrest.
Fox News reports a man was taken into custody Saturday after he stabbed a “Baby Trump” protest balloon on display near the University of Alabama, where the president was attending the Crimson Tide’s football game against LSU.
Hoyt Hutchinson, 32, was charged with felony first-degree criminal mischief, according to the Tuscaloosa News. The paper reported that Hutchinson posted a Facebook Live video saying he planned to deflate the balloon depicting Trump as a crying baby wearing a diaper and holding a cell phone.
“I’m going down here to make a scene, so y’all watch the news,” he said in the video. “This is pathetic. I’m fixing to get rowdy.”
Jim Girvan, the organizer of a group that “adopts” out Baby Trump balloons for protests, told the Associated Press a man charged the balloon with a knife and cut an 8-foot-long gash in the back.
Baby Trump first rose over London when local activists brainstormed a way to troll Trump. Now several groups raise money to bring balloon replicas around the U.S.
This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com