What a dumbass. He announces his intentions before hand. A felony arrest - and he announces it. And his gofundme is now at $28,000. You know, I do think the balloon folks are stupid. Part of me is glad to see someone who bought one getting it stabbed.

And he was so mad that he "was shaking"? Over what, the protesters, or the balloon?

Just shake your head and move on. But to purposely commit a felony is just stupid. To announce you're going to do so, and further your chances of being busted, is also stupid. Shaking in anger makes me wonder, but at that point is when he truly should have walked.

I do understand to an extent, getting mad at the disrespect, and mad at seeing people flying this in so many places. Seeing the people with the stupid signs... and then having the desire to pop it and watch it deflate.... all great to think about!! But acting on it is just stupid. Reminds me of a video I saw recently of some conservative with a table setup, and some accompanying signs. A young woman walks up and you can see the anger. She couldn't last and ended up knocking things about, and getting arrested about 12 seconds later. Was it worth it? I don't think so.


Police Arrest Man For Allegedly Slashing ‘Baby Trump’ Balloon At Alabama-LSU Football Game

Police arrested a man Saturday for allegedly slashing and downing a “Baby Trump” balloon that was used to protest the president’s attendance at the Alabama-LSU football game.

Authorities arrested Hoyt Hutchinson, 32, and charged him with first-degree criminal mischief, a felony, the Tuscaloosa News reported. The media outlet claimed that Hutchinson had announced his intentions to bring down the Trump balloon in a Facebook live video.

“I’m going down here to make a scene, so y’all watch the news,” he said in the video. “This is pathetic. I’m fixing to get rowdy.”

The crowd heartily cheered and chanted “U.S.A.!” when the president and First Lady Melania Trump arrived at the college game.

Hutchinson has sought public support to help him fundraise to pay for any legal fees, according to AL.com. A GoFundMe page has been set up that’s raised almost $25,000 by late Sunday morning, well beyond the initial $6,000 goal.

“Hoyt made sure our beloved president didn’t have to see this disrespectful balloon on the streets of Ttown today!!” a message on the page read.

Anti-Trump activities first used the blimp when the president visited London. The protest vehicle has now become a fundraiser for groups opposed to the Trump presidency.

The bill to bring the ‘Baby Trump’ blimp to the Alabama football game was $4,500, according to Fox News. Donations above and beyond that sum went to the Equal Justice Initiative. About 12 supporters showed up to demonstrate their opposition to the president.

“I’m shaking, I’m so mad right now,” Hutchinson said, in his video, according to the News. “I’m fixing to pop this balloon, without a doubt. Stay tuned, this should be interesting.”

The court has set Hutchinson’s bail at $2,500.

Robert Kennedy, one of the protesters, told Fox News that the balloon quickly lost air after being cut.

Kennedy said the blimp was not generating a lot of negative comments but many fans shouted “Trump 2020” as they entered the stadium.