Tyrone Keith McAllister, the son of Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister, was reportedly booked on a count of attempted robbery, assault, and assault with a deadly weapon.
The 18-year-old son of a chief of police in California’s Bay Area, was Wednesday arrested in connection with an attack on a 71-year-old Sikh man, who was out with his daily walk.
The San Francisco Chronicle that Tyrone Keith McAllister, son of Union City police Chief Darryl McAllister, was booked on a count of attempted robbery, assault, and assault with a deadly weapon, the report said. The police said one of the two suspects seen in surveillance video have waved a gun.
Sahbit Singh Natt told the police that he ran in Manteca, near Stockton in the Central Valley, on Monday at 6 in the morning, and was asked by his assailants for money, the report said.
Authorities say that Tyrone McAllister and a 16-year-old confronted the man and kicked him to the ground. The police said the video shows the suspect kick him at least three times.
Authorities are reportedly working to determine whether the attack was a hate crime.
The police chief said that he and his wife worked with the Manteca Police Department for the detection and arrest of their son. He was arrested at about 10 to Wednesday.
The police chief expressed “deep concern for the victim and the family of the victim.”
Sahib Singh Natt
(The Sikh Coalition)
The report said that his son is apparently estranged from the family.
Chief McAllister took the police Facebook page to condemn the attack and said: “violence and hate is not what we have learned from our children; intolerance for others is not even in our vocabulary, let alone our values.”
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