If Manteca (Calif.) Police Chief Darryl McAllister wasn’t sufficiently mortified to learn that his 18-year-old son Tyrone had been arrested for brutally beating and kicking a 71-year-old man, the attack was captured on surveillance video. What remains to be determined now is whether young McAllister and an unidentified 16-year-old boy who took part in the beating will be charged with a hate crime.
Via the San Francisco Chronicle:
Footage shows two people walk up to Natt at around 6 a.m. when one of the individuals, wearing a dark hoodie and jeans, suddenly kicks him to the ground, police said. The attacker, identified by police as Tyrone McAllister, and another assailant then walk out of frame, leaving Natt writhing in pain on the ground. The video then shows the suspect idenfied [sic] as Tyrone McAllister charging back and delivering at least three kicks to Natt’s head and upper body before yelling something inaudible and fleeing the scene.
One of the two suspects also might have waved a gun in the air, police said.
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Here’s the video:
The victim, Sahbit Singh Natt, a Sikh, speaks no English but is reported to have said through an interpreter that his assailants “asked him for some type of money” before attacking him.
After the attack, we was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and released.
Chief McAllister is quoted as saying he was “devastated,” adding that his son have been estranged from the family.
In a plaintive post on the Union City Police Department Facebook page, he said that he and his family are “embarrassed, dejected, and hurt” that this son is a suspect in an “horrific” attack.