The woman who assaulted a Falmouth man last Monday at a Mexican restaurant over his red “Make America Great Again” hat is in the country illegally and was arrested Tuesday morning by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Falmouth police arrested Rosiane V. Santos, 41, on Feb. 15 after she allegedly assaulted Bryton Turner, 23, of Mashpee, who was wearing a MAGA hat
(UPDATE: Santos’ real name is Rosiane Vieira-Desir and she has a valid MA drivers license, a law enforcement source said following publication of this story.)
“The minute I walked in and sat down, the woman [Santos] said something to me, she said, ‘What does your hat say, what does your hat say,’ and I showed her, ” Turner said on the Howie Carr Show on Friday.
“She goes, ‘Why would you wear that here?’,” he said. “And I said, it’s America and I can wear this hat wherever I want.”
Turner said Santos told the bartender to poison his drink.
Falmouth police officers responded after the bartender called 911 and arrested Santos when she refused to comply with their order for her to leave the premise. After Falmouth police ran Santos’ finger prints, they contacted ICE and discovered that she is in the country illegally.
Santos came to the United States in 1994 on a tourist visa from Brazil and never left, according to ICE officials.
UPDATE from an ICE offcial: “While [Santos] is presently no longer in ICE custody, she was arrested by ICE ERO earlier today, she has been provided with a Notice to Appear that has been filed on her and she has been entered into removal proceedings before federal immigration court.”