St. Augustine man arrested on battery on a reporter charges at President Trump 2020 campaign rally

Man kicked out of Amway, slapped reporter's phone

Local man arrested at President's campaign rally

ORLANDO, Fla. — Authorities in Florida say a man was arrested outside the arena where President Donald Trump made his reelection announcement for trying to slap a cellphone out of a journalist's hand.

The Orlando Police Department said Wednesday that 51-year-old Daniel Kestner is facing a battery charge for trying to slap the phone out of the hand of Orlando Sentinel reporter Michael Williams.

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An arrest report says Williams was filming Kestner arguing with another man outside the Amway Center. In a tweet, Williams said he was recording Kestner, a Trump supporter, being kicked out of the arena Tuesday evening.


Online court records showed no attorney listed for Kestner.

In a separate incident, a man was arrested for disorderly conduct for shoving another man about a block from the arena.

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