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The son of a police chief in California was arrested for allegedly attacking a Sikh man, according to reports.
Tyrone McAllister, 18, who is the son of Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister, and a 16-year-old male were arrested by Manteca police for the attack on Sahbit Singh Natt, 71, on Aug. 6. The incident was captured on video near Graystone Park in the Central California city.
In the video, the two teens are seen walking up to the elderly man, who was wearing a turban per Sikh custom, before pushing him to the ground. One of the teens kicks him and spits on him before walking off, Fox40 reported.
McAllister was arrested for attempted robbery, elder abuse, and assault with a deadly weapon in the case. The 16-year-old faces the same charges.
When he appeared in court, McAllister displayed both middle fingers to the camera and smiled.
Police Chief Speaks Out
Darryl McAllister, the police chief of Union City, wrote on the Union City Police Department’s Facebook page about the incident, saying he is “completely disgusted” by the actions of his son.
The chief said that he and his wife helped track down the location of his son, and he was found in nearby Modesto. “He now faces serious felony charges for which, if convicted, he stands to spend a considerable about of time in prison,” he said.
“I received a call from the Manteca PD that the suspect in this horrific crime turns out to by my 18-year old son. He has been estranged from our family and our home for several months now,” he wrote on the page.
“Words can barely describe how embarrassed, dejected, and hurt my wife, daughters, and I feel right now. Violence and hatred is not what we have taught our children; intolerance for others is not even in our vocabulary, let alone our values. Crime has never been an element of our household, our values, nor the character to which we hold ourselves,” he added.
The chief added that “my oath is (and always will be) to the law and my vow of integrity guides me through this horrendous difficulty.”
“My stomach has been churning from the moment I learned this news. Even though my status as a law enforcement leader has no bearing or relation to the case whatsoever, I am nonetheless devastated by how much the nature of my son’s actions are such a departure from everything I have stood for in my personal life, and in my 37-year policing career,” he wrote, adding that his son “began to lose his way a couple years ago, while he was a juvenile, running away and getting involved in a bad crowd.”
The teen “got into trouble for some theft-related crimes and ended up spending several months in juvenile hall. As an adult, he was again arrested for a theft-related incident, and he ended up spending another three months in adult jail as a result. Since being released he has been wayward and has not returned to our family home for several months,” McAllister added.
From The Epoch Times