“He’s not a victim. I am the victim. I have been bullied, OK?” Those were the words of 41-year-old Rosiane Santos of Falmouth, Massachusetts, who was charged with assault and battery along with disorderly conduct after she attacked 23-year-old Bryton Turner.
According to multiple witnesses and police reports, Turner was minding his own business after he entered the restaurant with two friends, sat down at the bar and ordered food. Santos allegedly began verbally harassing Turner for wearing a MAGA hat, before becoming violent and hitting his hat off of his head.
Boston 25 reports that police were called to the “Casa Vallarta” Mexican restaurant to escort Santos out. As four officers led her to the exit she attacked Turner again and was arrested shortly after.
At least one bartender backed up Turner’s claim, saying the attacks were unprovoked while adding he was shocked Santos would stage an attack in front of four police officers.
Santos, who says she is an immigrant from Brazil, admits she had too much to drink the night of the altercation and regrets her actions – but steadfastly maintains she is the true victim.