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Man Charged With Trespassing After Refusing to Leave Ocasio-Cortez’ Jackson Heights Office Building

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Photo: Wiki Commons)

June 17, 2019 By Shane O’Brien

Police arrested a 27-year-old man who barged into the Jackson Heights office building of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday and refused to leave when he was asked by security.

Douala Hashi, of Washington D.C., walked into the 74-09 37 Ave. building shortly after 4.40 p.m. on Saturday and soon became embroiled in an argument with security guards.

Hashi, 27, proceeded to the third floor of the building which prompted security to call the police.

Responding officers observed Hashi holding a fire extinguisher which he discharged they approached him, according to the NYPD.

The NYPD said that the Congresswoman’s office was not breached in the trespassing and that the crime was not being classified as breaking and entering.

Hashi was taken into custody and transferred to Elmhurst General Hospital for psychiatric evaluation. He has been charged with three counts of criminal mischief, two counts of trespassing and one count of menacing.

Ocasio-Cortez was in Washington when the event occurred and is not thought to have any ties to Hashi.

“It appears to have been a coincidence that this happened in our building,” Corbin Trent, spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez, told NBC. “We are glad that it was resolved peacefully.”

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Hmm who pays rent for her office? If it comes from taxpayers money how could he be trespassing public property?

Being completely misinformed explains why this hurts your feelings

Wow yeah, I’m not sure discharging a fire extinguisher on an NYPD officer before they drag you to the looney bin is “civil disobedience,” if you google that phrase you can learn what it means BEFORE you say it.

Plus the kicker: “It appears to have BEEN A COINCIDENCE that this happened in our building”

So it was a political act…AND he didn’t know what building he was in?! Lmao! I wonder why Trump “loves the poorly educated”…

JH Watcher

OAC probably staged this like JVB with the thumbtacks. She force him to do it like tge bike lanes she was bartender


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