Deputies: 14-year-old girl punches man dressed as Trump at Collier fairgrounds

Reporter: Justin Kase
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A man dressed as President Donald Trump was punched in the jaw by a 14-year-old girl Saturday evening while waiting in line with his wife and stepdaughter at the Collier County Fair and Exposition.

The juvenile suspect faces a misdemeanor charge of Battery – Intentionally Cause Bodily Harm to Another.

The victim, who was dressed as the president, was waiting in line with his wife and stepdaughter for their turn at a haunted house exhibit around 8:40 p.m. According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office press release, that was when the suspect walked over to the family.

A woman who works for Collier County Public Schools later told deputies the incident was being recorded and she saw it on Instagram, per the arrest report. With a device recording her, the 14-year-old girl punched the victim in the left jaw. Then, the suspect laughed as she walked over to four other juveniles waiting in line.

After confronting the suspect, questioning why she punched him, saying he was with his family to have a good time that evening, the victim contacted a person who works at the fairgrounds. The victim later told deputies that he wanted to press charges.

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