Timothy Trybus, of the suburb of Des Plaines, was convicted Wednesday in a Cook County court over his tirade against Mia Irizarry at the Caldwell Woods forest preserve in Chicago in June 2018, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office.
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In cellphone footage captured by Irizarry, Trybus repeatedly asks her if she is a U.S. citizen and when Irizarry tells him that she is, he chides her for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag.
"You should be wearing the United States of America flag, not Puerto Rico," he says.
At another point in the video, he tells her: "You're not going to change us. ... If you're an American citizen, you should not be wearing that shirt in America."
Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, and its residents were granted citizenship in 1917.
During the encounter Trybus uses profanity and repeatedly approaches Irizarry, coming within inches of her face. She is heard repeatedly asking a nearby police officer for help.