Man Who Threw Beer Can at Ted Cruz Revealed
(ReliableNews.org) – The Houston Astros won the World Series on Saturday, November 5. Two days later, on Monday, the city held a parade for the beloved baseball team. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) joined the parade on one of the floats, and that’s when someone tried to attack him. Now, new information has been revealed.
During the Astros parade, a man allegedly threw two cans of White Claw at Cruz’s head while he was waving to the crowd. The senator was able to deflect the cans of alcohol with his arm and wasn’t injured. Police arrested Joseph Halm Arcidiacono, 33, and charged him with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
HPD made one arrest during today’s victory parade. A male, 33, threw a beer can at U.S. Senator Ted Cruz as the Senator was on a float in the 2400 block of Smith St. The beer can struck the Senator in the chest/neck area. The Senator did not require medical attention.
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) November 7, 2022
Arcidiacono went before a judge who set his bond at $40,000. However, his public defender argues the can he used doesn’t meet the definition of a deadly weapon. The lawyer wants a $100 bond instead.
Cruz mocked the suspect in a tweet, saying he had a “noodle for an arm.” He also thanked law enforcement officers.
As always I'm thankful for the Houston Police and Capitol Police for their quick action.
I’m also thankful that the clown who threw his White Claw had a noodle for an arm. https://t.co/CRSfNHckA2
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 7, 2022
Bill Stradley, another attorney working with the suspect, claimed his client was hoping Cruz would drink the White Claws he threw. ABC13 reported the lawyer said Arcidiacono wanted to share the beverage with the senator but didn’t realize “how it would be perceived until he saw security’s reaction.”
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