Park Ranger Trying To Enforce Social Distancing Pushed Into Lake

A representative for the man who allegedly pushed the ranger said he is “embarrassed about his actions and has the utmost respect for law enforcement”.

A young man has been arrested for pushing a Texas park ranger into a lake after he tried to enforce enforce social distancing to a group of teens at Lake Austin.

The entire incident was caught on Snapchat and later shared online, you can see the ranger politely ask a group of people to leave and stay six feet apart to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. However, that didn’t go down to well, and a man identified as 25-year-old Brandon Hicks, runs up and pushes the ranger into the lake. The ranger luckily misses hitting his head on the rocks in the water.

According to NBC news, Hicks was arrested and charges with the attempted assault of a public servant.

“Brandon’s intentional and reckless action could have caused the Ranger to strike his head on the dock as he was falling, and render himself unconscious in at least 3 feet of water where he could have drowned to death,” the arrest affidavit read.

The person who took the video said they were happy that Hicks was caught and that the ranger wasn’t seriously injured.

“The park ranger was actually being really sweet and understanding before,” they added.

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