A 33-year-old man was detained by police after he allegedly threw a beer can towards Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday during the Houston Astros’ victory parade.
According to the Houston Police Department, Cruz was struck by an unidentified bystander’s beer can when he was riding a parade float with his family after the baseball team won the World Series over the weekend (HPD).
Without further ado, HPD officers in the area detained the individual. Later in the day, the department tweeted that the man had been arrested and was charged with assault. It added that the suspect’s name and picture will be made public once formal charges were filed.
As always I'm thankful for the Houston Police and Capitol Police for their quick action.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 7, 2022
I’m also thankful that the clown who threw his White Claw had a noodle for an arm. https://t.co/CRSfNHckA2
A viral video clip on social media shows Cruz and a security guard stretching out to try to bat away the beer can as it just misses the senator’s face.
According to the authorities, the senator didn’t need medical attention.
“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,” Senator Cruz said in a late Monday statement via Twitter.