After publicly accusing an American Muslim family of being members of the ISIS terrorist organization, a man from Connecticut was arrested by local police officers in San Padre Island, Texas, Infobae reports. Alexander Downing, 35, was the irate protagonist of a video filmed and then posted on YouTube by Noria Alward – a 19-year-old part of the family group afflicted by grievances – in which he can be seen for twenty minutes wrapped in an outbreak Of anger where it insults the religious beliefs of Muslims present and expresses its support for the policies of President Donald Trump. Arrested in obvious drunkenness on charges of public intoxication, Downing already had a history of having participated in similar episodes in the past, but apparently that did not stop him from re-offending and attacking the Alwards, who were on a holiday trip hosted In the South Padre Pearl Hotel of the popular tourist destination. According to local television station KVEO-TV, police officers came to the hotel where Downing was also staying after receiving a complaint of harassment from the battered family. The man, who according to court documents had already been repeatedly arrested since 2003, was taken to the local police station where he took a picture of a medical record in which he may be dismayed by the final outcome of the lamentable episode he starred . The South Padre Island Police Department said it was “completely out of place” for Downing to “tease and harass” the family. Police chief Randy Smith said he felt “saddened” by what happened and ensured that none of the employees working for the city will allow such behavior. “We try to create an environment where people can come to the beach, have fun and enjoy the family.”
Witnesses said the following day the episode leading to the arrest could be seen by Downing on the front desk of the hotel, although staff had assured the Alward family that he would not be allowed to enter. Ahmed Alward, one of those affected by the grievances said that “as a decent citizen,” what happened made him feel disgusted and at the same time surprised. “This man does not represent the masses and must pay for what he did.” In addition, he thanked the tourists who came out in defense of the family.