(AbsoluteNews.com) – Every now and again, children do something to embarrass their parents. Even when kids are grown adults they can do things that make their parents hold their heads in their hands. A US representative can relate after what his son allegedly did recently.
On Wednesday, February 9, Rep. Carlos Gimenez’s (R-FL) son, Carlos J. Gimenez, was taken into custody by Florida police after an altercation at a restaurant. According to reports, the congressman’s adult son allegedly slapped Miami City Commissioner Alex Díaz de la Portilla while at Morton’s Steakhouse in Coral Gables.
The commissioner released a statement after the incident saying the younger Gimenez approached him from behind and hit him but described it as “a flick of his wrist.” After allegedly assaulting him, the young man “ran away.” The arrest report claims the congressman’s son asked, “Hey p****, do you remember me?” before hitting Díaz de la Portilla.
Statement on today:
“It was more like a flick of his wrist from behind me when I was having lunch as he cowardly approached me from behind and ran away. This guy is not known as a very courageous guy. Actually he’s quite a coward and appeared to be under the influence.”
— Alex Diaz de la Portilla (@alexDLPmiami) February 10, 2022
The commissioner’s sergeant at arms identified the suspect to a Miami police officer as he tried to flee the scene, but Gimenez said Miami doesn’t have any jurisdiction. Coral Gables police disagreed, saying Miami officers have permission to arrest people due to a mutual aid agreement.
Congressman Gimenez released a statement calling the incident a “personal matter” and saying he wouldn’t comment further. His son bonded out of jail on Thursday and he’s charged with one count of simple battery.
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