US Man Arrested for Hate Crime On Sikh Clerk
California: A US man was arrested in California, United States, on hate crime charges after he punched and threw hot coffee on Sikh clerk. According to media report US man did this thing as he believed the victim was a Muslim by religion.
The US man, identified as John Crain. John threw a hot coffee at the Sikh clerk then john also punched him on face before fleeing just before 2 AM on Wednesday in Marysville the Sacramento Bee reported.
According to a Marysville Police Department press release, after incident happened, the victim Sikh clerk told officers that John Crain had prepared a cup of hot coffee himself and tried to leave the shop without paying. He is seen in the CCTV footage confronting Crain at the front door before being attacked. The victim Sikh clerk suffered injuries from the hot coffee, as well as a contusion on his face, said by Police Department.
Marysville Police Department also confirm, officers were dispatched to the same store later that afternoon for another reported assault and spotted John Crain walking away from the area.
After some time on same day, police officers responded for another assault in the same area and found a suspect walking away who is matching the same description of man from the earlier incident happened with Sikh clerk. Then Police arrest the same guy after confirmation.
The suspect John Crain admitted to the police officers that he had assaulted the Sikh clerk during previous night’s incident. John told police officers he “hate Muslims” and attacked the Sikh clerk as john believed the victim Sikh clerk is Muslim by religion. John Crain later booked into Yuba County Jail for theft, assault and hate crimes charges, police officers confirmed.
Sikh community condemned the attack.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations and its allies from the Sikh community condemned the attack.
“We condemn this attack on an individual because of his faith. This hate crime represents yet another attack on our Sikh brothers and sisters fuelled by Islamophobia and those emboldened by this administration’s xenophobic policies and sentiments,” CAIR-SV’s Civil Rights Attorney Saad Sweilem said in a statement.
“We welcome the hate crime charges and encourage law enforcement to continue to take these clear incidents of bias seriously.