Man harasses woman for wearing a Puerto Rico shirt, saying it’s ‘un-American’

Man harasses woman for wearing a Puerto Rico shirt, saying it’s ‘un-American’

Man harasses woman for wearing a Puerto Rico shirt, saying it’s ‘un-American’

A 62-year-old man appears to be in need of geography lessons after he allegedly accosted a woman for wearing a T-shirt with an image of the Puerto Rican flag in an IL park.

In the video, the unidentified man screams at and harasses the woman because of her shirt, asking if she is a citizen and saying she should be wearing an American flag.

In a statement posted to Twitter, the Forest Preserves of Cook County said, "We are aware of the the June 14 incident and video".

In the footage, the man can be seen approaching Irizarry saying: "You should not be wearing that in the United States of America".

"Officer, I'm renting - I paid for a permit for this area, I do not feel comfortable with him here, is there anything you can do?" she said.

A woman setting up a birthday picnic at an IL park was repeatedly harassed by an angry stranger for wearing a T-shirt saying "Puerto Rico" in America.

Then he gets in the woman's face, demanding to know if she's a citizen.

'Officer, I feel highly uncomfortable, can you please grab him, please?' she asks the cop again.

However, the officer walked away from her, then later spoke to the man, who told the officer to "shut the fuck up".

The officer continued to abuse Irizzary in the video she recorded, despite the woman making it clear that she was feeling uncomfortable and violated. "Why is she wearing that s-?"

Reports identify the man as Timothy Trybus, 62, and 10 minutes into the video, more police officers arrive.

Monday, the Cook County Forest Preserves tweeted that the officer who provided the lax response had been placed on desk duty as the police department investigates.

The Forest Preserves wrote on Twitter on Monday that the investigation of the officer is "ongoing" and that he'd been assigned to desk duty "pending the outcome".

Rossello added that Cook County is home to a diverse population and he believes Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will handle the incident properly. Another officer instructs Trybus to sit at a different table, while officers talk to a man who appears to be a friend or acquaintance of Trybus.

"You never know, you're right", Connor says.

Though the incident is unacceptable and upsetting, it's not entirely surprising that this unnamed man questioned her citizenship.

Finally, multiple police cars pull up, responding to a separate incident, and a female officer informs the man he's intoxicated.

She explains that she has rented the picnic area and has a permit to use the space.

"Can you please step away from me?" "People have just as much right to be here as you and when you're drunk, you don't belong here".

Caldwell Woods is part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

"I am appalled, shocked & disturbed by the officer's behavior", Rossello posted in a tweet.

"In this case, a USA citizen questions the citizenship of another United States citizen and American law-enforcement just sits back and watches", he said. He added, "The United States of America is a nation that was built and thrives on diversity. (There are thousands of people in Puerto Rico without power that would beg to differ.) "...

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