Black man accused of shoving white jogger into oncoming traffic charged with ethnic intimidation

Black man accused of shoving white jogger into oncoming traffic charged with ethnic intimidation
Credit: The Enquirer/Patrick Brennan

A Pleasant Ridge man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, several weeks after police said he shoved a female jogger into oncoming traffic, brandished a knife and told her that “he hates white people,” according to court documents.

Rodney Arnold, 34, of Pleasant Ridge, was arrested and charged with ethnic intimidation, aggravated menacing, assault and carrying concealed weapons.

On May 11, a woman was jogging in the 5900 block of Montgomery Road when a man shoved her into the street and caused her to fall in front of oncoming traffic, according to an affidavit in Hamilton County court records.

The woman said that the attacker pulled out a knife, pointed it at her and stated that “he hates white people,” according to the affidavit.

The woman told police that she was able to flee the scene safely.

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