Senator Ted Cruz Hit By Beer Can At Astros World Series Parade, Man Arrested
Sen. Ted Cruz Hit By Beer Can At Astros Parade ... Man Arrested
11/7/2022 11:40 AM PT
8:43 AM PT -- 11/8 -- The Houston Police Dept. has ID'd the can-throwing suspect as Joseph Halm Arcidiacono, who they say has now been charged with aggravated assault over the incident.
In his mug shot, Arcidiacono appears to be wearing a Houston Astros throwback jersey.
2:30 PM PT -- According to the Houston Police Dept., a 33-year-old man who allegedly threw the beer can was arrested at the scene.
"The beer can struck the Senator in the chest/neck area," cops said. "The Senator did not require medical attention."
Police say the man -- who's yet to be ID'ed -- has been taken to jail and is facing potential assault charges.
1:43 PM PT -- Things went from bad to worse for Ted Cruz during the parade ... because after he had been booed and flipped off during the celebration -- he was then pelted by a beer can.
Beer flies at Ted Cruz during Astros World Series Parade pic.twitter.com/lRALgyXCe2— Alien Truther Wildwest (@wcgroovy) November 7, 2022 @wcgroovy
Video from the parade route shows the empty drink made a beeline for his head ... but, thankfully for the senator, it clanked off his outstretched arm and didn't appear to do any damage to the 51-year-old.
It's unclear if any arrests were made over the throw, we've reached out to cops ... but so far, no word back yet.
Ted Cruz is back in Texas, but he's still hearing boos -- the senator just got an earful of jeers from fans in Houston while he was riding in the Astros' World Series parade.
Cruz was on a military jeep as part of the celebration for the best team in baseball ... and cameras caught fans laying into him as his ride made its way through the streets.
People booed loudly ... and, according to Astros reporter Ben DuBose, some even flipped the lawmaker the bird.
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Of course, this is far from the first time Cruz has heard the heckling ... in fact, just two weeks ago, fans at Yankee Stadium tore into him during NY's ALCS game against the 'Stros.
Cruz, who was reppin' Houston with an orange shirt and a blue vest, got booed loudly, with one man even calling him a "racist piece of s***."
Cruz appears to have gotten the last laugh on everyone, though -- his beloved Astros closed out the Yankees that night, and then went on to beat the Phillies, 4-2, in the W.S. this weekend.
Astros with the World Series trophy (The Commissioner’s trophy during the parade. pic.twitter.com/nRWVI5dG58— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 7, 2022 @MarkBermanFox26
As for the rest of the parade, the guys all seem to be having a blast celebrating their second title in six seasons.
Originally Published -- 11/7 11:40 AM PT