A second attacker has now been arrested in the violent assault on the canvasser for Marco Rubio in Hialeah, Florida.
The police report for this arrest indicates that it was Jonathan Alexander Casanova who told the canvasser, named Chris Monzon, that he could not pass becauase he was a Republican.
Casanova also sicked his german shepherd dogs on Monzon after he and Javier Lopez kicked and puched in him in the head.
Here’s more via Fox News:
Police in Hialeah, Florida, have arrested a second suspect for an alleged assault on a canvasser for Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., that took place Sunday night.
According to an arrest affidavit obtained by Fox News Digital, Jonathan Alexander Casanova joined Javier Lopez in attacking the canvasser. The document also noted that the canvasser told police that Casanova told him he could not pass through the area because he was a Republican.
“After tirelessly working to bring justice to the victim, Hialeah Police Detectives have arrested and charged Jonathan Alexander Casanova for the attack which occurred on Sunday, October 23, 2022,” Sgt. Jose Torres said in a statement to Fox News Digital.
The arrest affidavit says that the victim – who has since been identified by local media as Chris Monzon – was walking in the neighborhood handing out fliers for Rubio and Gov. Ron DeSantis when Casanova and Lopez were blocking the sidewalk. Following an argument, the affidavit says, Lopez “rushed the victim and threw him on the ground,” and then Casanova “began to kick the victim on the head as he was on the ground.” While Casanova kicked him, Lopez punched Monzon in the head, police said.
The affidavit says a witness then pulled Casanova off of Monzon, and then Casanova released two German shepherds from his car and walked with them over to Monzon, who was on the ground, and “began to give commands to the dogs to attack and bite” him.
The police document says neighbors eventually separated everyone involved, but Casanova fled before officers arrived at the scene.
The affidavit says that Lopez identified Casanova to police and that Monzon later identified Casanova via a photo line-up. Monzon also provided a sworn statement on video, which is when he said Casanova told him he could not pass because he is a Republican and threatened to have his dogs attack him.
Monzon said in the statement that he tried to walk around Casanova and Lopez but that Casanova then told him he was not allowed to walk around the neighborhood and threatened to shoot him if he continued. Monzon then said he was on public property.
According to the affidavit, surveillance video corroborated Monzon’s “sequence of events.”
Torres said that “intelligence gathered by detectives” led to police locating Casanova at a park in Miami Beach, where they apprehended him.
This is why Rubio tweeted what he did about the attack, calling these people ‘animals’. Didn’t even realize there were actual animals involved.
Glad police have arrested these thugs and, like I said yesterday, I hope they spend a LONG time in prison.