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Cop In Kelly Thomas Beating Run Out Of Fullerton Denny's

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Manuel Ramos was found not guilty of all charges related to the fatal beating of Kelly Thomas by an Orange County jury. But not everyone in Fullerton is A-okay with being in the same restaurant as the cop who told Thomas before his death, "Now you see my fists? They're getting ready to fuck you up."Ramos made an appearance at Denny's this weekend, but he was not allowed to enjoy Moons Over My Hammy unmolested. Becky Nicole Wright snapped a photo of Ramos and described what happened this weekend in a Facebook post that has since gone viral:

So last night at Denny's we saw this "cop" (the one that killed Kelly Thomas) his ass SHOULD be in jail.. & thank fully the people next to him complained and he got up and left .. I hope it is like that the rest of your life going places, Kelly Thomas has no choice of doing anything he wants to do cause of you .. Enjoy your "freedom" #ripkellythomas

The OC Weekly notes that Ramos no longer lives in Fullerton, but he still comes back periodically to visit family and friends. The Denny's in question happens to be less than a mile away from the site of the Thomas beating.