A New York City tourist from Denmark had his Make America Great Again hat stolen at knifepoint Thursday and was physically threatened when he tried to take it back.
The 18-year-old unnamed victim was headed for the subway near Union Square when he was accosted by two men who grabbed him from behind,” The New York Post reported.
Authorities say the victim fought back, but backed down after one of the suspects pulled out a knife and started doling out threats.
One of the suspects allegedly said, “What are you doing with that hat on?” Then the two assailants reportedly stole the hat and ran away.
Police have released a sketch of one of the suspects and say he is a 6-foot-tall white man ranging from 20-30 years of age, “with light facial hair,” according to The New York Post. He was last seen wearing a light brown jacket and a baseball cap. The second suspect was only described as being a white male.
Authorities are encouraging anyone with information to step forward or call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477.