The Latest: Police chief’s son held in Sikh attack
MANTECA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an attack on a Sikh man in California (all times local):
The son of the Union City police chief has been arrested in an attack on a 71-year-old Sikh man in Central California.
Eighteen-year-old Tyrone McAllister and a 16-year-old boy were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of attempted robbery, elder abuse and assault with a deadly weapon.
Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister says Tyrone is his son but they are estranged. McAllister says he and his wife helped track him down.
The attack took place Monday in Manteca, about 40 miles from Union City.
Police there say Sahib Singh, who doesn’t speak English, was attacked while walking at a park. Surveillance video showed two men kicking him to the ground and spitting on him. He suffered minor injuries.
Police said the motive appeared to be robbery.
However an attack on another Sikh man last week in Keyes is being called a hate crime. Authorities say two men beat the victim and spray-painted a neo-Nazi symbol on his truck.
Another Sikh man was attacked in central California but police say they are treating the assault as an attempted robbery, not a hate crime.
The Modesto Bee reports the 71-year-old man was walking in a park in Manteca when two men attacked him Monday.
Surveillance video shows one of the suspects kicking the victim to the ground. After the victim gets up to defend himself, the same suspect kicks him back down to the ground.
Police say the man does not speak English and could not tell officers what the men said to him.
Last week, two men beat a Sikh man in Keyes and spray-painted a neo-Nazi symbol on his truck in what police are treating as a hate crime.
Surjit Malhi says he was putting up campaign signs for local Republicans when two men ambushed him.
Information from: The Modesto Bee, http://www.modbee.com