UNITED STATES−A Vero Beach man has been sentenced for spitting in the face of a fellow bar patron who was waring a Make America Great Again hat on October 26, 2019.

Fox News was first to report on the incident, where surveillance footage showed Mathias Ajple, 43, swearing at Robert Youngblood, 67.

“Go back to Russia, you ***Communist”, said Ajple, before spitting on the victim and leaving the bar.

Ajple told arresting officers, “I was just trying to protect you guys because I support law enforcement. Trump supporters are communist and racist.” He continued: “I don’t even care that I’m going to jail, this is actually exciting. Plus, I have more time on this Earth than he does anyway; he probably feels so good about himself.”

The suspect was charged with battery and sentenced to 90 days in Indian River County Jail, He received supervised probation, and has been ordered to pay Youngblood $155 for unnecessary court costs, and to avoid all contact with the victim.

According to The Smoking Gun, Youngblood has filed a lawsuit against Ajple, and is suing for damages in excess of $15,000.

Canyon News reached out to Indian River County Sheriff’s Department for comment, but did not hear back before print.