MIAMI – A 61-year-old man is facing multiple charges after police say he jumped in front of former President Donald Trump’s motorcade as Trump was leaving the federal courthouse in Miami Tuesday.
Domenic Santana was in Doral earlier in the day in a jail jumpsuit with a ball and chain and a sign that read “LOCK HIM UP” as he stood outside the Trump National resort.
“I grew up in New York City. I know what a con artist he is,” Santana told Local 10 News.
Local 10 later obtained video of Santana still dressed in a black and white jail jumpsuit being detained by authorities after jumping in front of the caravan that was transporting Trump.
According to his arrest report, an undercover officer with the City of Miami Police Department spotted Santana standing on a sidewalk arguing with Trump supporters just before police blocked the intersection of Northwest First Avenue and Third Street to allow the former president to depart.
After police officers on motorcycles passed by, Santana ran into the middle of the street holding his sign up and blocking the motorcade from proceeding, causing one of the SUVs to swerve to avoid crashing into him, the report stated.
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“The defendant’s reckless actions of interrupting the motorcade put the former president’s life in danger,” the officer wrote in the arrest report. “The defendant’s actions caused the public and media to run toward him, storming the street while the defendant yelled at the Trump supporters as to entice them.”
According to the report, Santana tensed up his arms and pulled away as officers were trying to detain him.
The arresting officer noted in the report that Santana had been told by officers throughout the day to avoid the area where Trump supporters were to prevent any further conflict, but he continued coming back and “enticing the crowd.”
He was ultimately arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting an officer without violence and obstructing traffic.
Those gathered outside did not interact with Trump, who rode in an SUV as part of the motorcade that entered the courthouse garage for his hearing on 37 felony charges. Still, some sang “Happy Birthday” to Trump, who will turn 77 on Wednesday.
Opposing protesters were also present and at one point, police had to move in to separate the crowd after a tense shouting match.
Local 10 News also spoke with Trump supporters who called the felony charges a “hoax” and politically motivated.
After exiting the courthouse, Trump’s caravan slowed down, which gave him time to wave to his supporters that gathered along Northwest First Avenue as they chanted his name.
This is the first time the Department of Justice has ever charged a former president with a crime.
Trump is also the front-runner for the Republican 2024 nomination.