Domenic Santana, a 61-year-old protester, shared his thoughts with the press on Wednesday morning after being released on bail, Your Content has learned.
Santana, who had been detained for his actions during former President Donald Trump’s departure from the federal courthouse in Miami, voiced no regrets about his disruptive behavior.
Addressing the reporters gathered around him, Santana exclaimed, “Yeah, it was worth it. Look, look! I’m getting the message out.
He should have been held accountable a long time ago.” Earlier that Tuesday, Santana had stationed himself outside the Trump National resort in Doral, donning a jail jumpsuit adorned with a ball and chain, and brandishing a sign that read “LOCK HIM UP.”
Recalling his New York City upbringing, Santana revealed his belief that Trump is a deceptive individual, stating, “I know what a con artist he is,” during an interview with Local 10 News on Tuesday. Subsequently, Local 10 obtained footage of Santana still attired in the black and white jail jumpsuit, being apprehended by authorities after leaping in front of Trump’s motorcade.
According to the arrest report, an undercover officer from the City of Miami Police Department spotted Santana engaged in a heated argument with Trump supporters on a sidewalk just moments before police cordoned off the intersection of Northwest First Avenue and Third Street to allow the former president to depart.
As motorcycle police officers passed by, Santana bolted into the street, displaying his sign and obstructing the motorcade’s progress.
His actions caused one of the SUVs to swerve abruptly in order to avoid colliding with him.
Santana recounted the incident, stating, “I was fleeing from the crowd that was assaulting me, and I instinctively dodged for my safety.
Suddenly, there was the motorcade and my sign, and then I was tackled to the ground.”
In the arrest report, the officer wrote, “The defendant’s reckless actions of interrupting the motorcade put the former president’s life in danger.
The defendant’s behavior incited the public and media, who rushed towards him while he provoked the Trump supporters.
” When Santana exited the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on Wednesday morning, a reporter queried, “Was it important to you that he saw your sign?” to which Santana responded, “Absolutely, and he did.”
According to the report, Santana resisted officers’ attempts to apprehend him by tensing up his arms and pulling away.
It was noted in the report that law enforcement officials had repeatedly warned Santana throughout the day to avoid the vicinity of Trump supporters to prevent any further conflicts, but he persistently returned, deliberately agitating the crowd.
Consequently, Santana now faces charges of disorderly conduct, resisting an officer without violence, and obstructing traffic.
“No, I’m not finished. This is just the beginning,” Santana declared on Wednesday. “Next time, I’ll wear an orange jumpsuit because that’s what’s really inside”, according Local 10.