Man harasses woman over Puerto Rico shirt, says it’s ‘un-American’

Facebook									A woman was attacked by this man at a park near Chicago because she was wearing a Puerto Rico flag shirt

Facebook A woman was attacked by this man at a park near Chicago because she was wearing a Puerto Rico flag shirt

Video of a man accusing a woman of being un-American over her Puerto Rican flag shirt is going viral as the man fails to realize that Puerto Rico is a USA territory.

Clad in a sleeveless Puerto Rico flag tee and shorts, she was ready for a day of fun at the Forest Preserves of Cook County in IL. While the group complied, the drunk man approached her.

"Had he been a black man coming at a white woman, I swear he would have done something", Irizarry tells the camera at one point. "If you're an American, you wouldn't be wearing that".

On Tuesday, the Forest Preserve District Police Department announced that it had placed the police officer on desk duty last month pending an internal investigation into his conduct. On video, you can hear her saying, "I am renting this area and he's harassing me about the shirt that I'm wearing".

"Are you a citizen?"

"Are you a United States citizen?" he asked again, prompting Irizarry to say she is.

"You should not be wearing that in the United States of America", he said.

"Can you please step away from me?" Like, this guy's just walking up to me.

Irizarry asked a park police officer to intervene multiple times, pointing out that the man was harassing her, and that she paid to rent the area he was intruding on.

The man continues ranting, while the officer doesn't acknowledge Irizarry's plea.

Atrapan a un cocodrilo gigante que persiguieron durante 8 años
Estiman que tiene más de 60 años . "Es un poco emocionante, pero también hay que admirar el tamaño del animal y la edad que tiene".

The harassment continued, as Irizarry repeatedly called on the officer for help, asking, "Is there anything you can do?"

A female officerasks to see his ID and can be heard telling him that he's intoxicated, to which he replies, "Well that's your judgment".

In the video posted on Facebook, a man repeatedly harasses Mia Irizarry, 24, at a picnic area in Chicago.

Timothy G. Trybus, the intoxicated individual involved in the incident, was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct, according to a police report.

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".

The video has been viewed more than 1 million times.

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello also condemned the video.

Roselló criticized the officer's behavior but expressed faith that local authorities would appropriately address the incident, which seems to have taken place in Cook County, Illinois. "He failed to deescalate the situation and therefore did not ensure a citizen's safety", Rosselló tweeted. "Are you a United States citizen?" he demanded as Irizarry moved out of the pavilion to avoid him. We can not allow those who do not understand America's greatness to terrorize people due to their background.

"We all should care because we are decent human beings & need to stand up to bigotry & bullies", he said.

The Forest Preserves of Cook County tweeted in response to the incident on Monday, that it was aware of the incident that occurred on June 14, and added that everyone is welcome in its preserves and that no one should feel unsafe.

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