Man berates woman for wearing Puerto Rico shirt, video shows

Man berates woman for wearing Puerto Rico shirt, video shows

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.

Mia Irizarry says she was trying to celebrate her 24th birthday last month when the man approached her asking her why she was wearing the sleeveless Puerto Rico flag shirt, which also had "Puerto Rico" written below the V neckline.

There are all levels of boorish behavior and stupidity here, starting with the fact that Puerto Ricans are indeed US citizens.

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. "You're not gonna change us, you know that?" he says, insinuating that she is an interloper.

"As you can see, the police, he's not even grabbing him", Irizarry says to her viewers.

Complicating the situation was the fact that a Forest Preserves officer took a passive approach despite repeated attempts by Irizarry asking him politely to try to defuse the situation.

A man suddenly yells off camera, "Puerto Rico is an American state!" "Then you should not be wearing that".

"You don't come here harassing people", the officer says.

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

As he gets closer to her, he tells her that "this is America".

The Forest Preserves, which Yahoo Lifestyle could not reach for comment, tweeted that the officer had been reassigned to desk duty until an investigation is complete, and that the intoxicated man had been arrested for disorderly conduct and assault.

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The statement added, "All people are welcome in the Forest Preserves of Cook County and no one should feel unsafe while visiting our preserves".

The park is now investigating the conduct of the police officer in question, who has been assigned to desk duty till the investigation reaches its conclusion.

Stagner and the Forest Preserves are not the only ones upset by the video, as Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello tweeted about the "undignified event", calling the man a bigot and finding fault with the first officer who "did not interfere".

According to CNN.com, "On Tuesday, park spokeswoman Stacina Stagner said investigators will interview the officer this week about the incident".

"Officer, I feel highly uncomfortable".

The man again approaches Irizarry in a threatening manner while she begs him to stay away.

Irizarry recorded a video of the encounter and uploaded it on Facebook.

'People have just as much right to be here as you do, ' she can be heard telling him in the clip.

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

"Well, I guess you just never know", replied Irizarry. "Puerto Ricans have been part of the United States and we've been fighting wars with other fellow Americans". Those born there are USA citizens, although they can not vote in US presidential elections. "We protect Puerto Rico".

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

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