Man Arrested For Hate Crime Attack against Sikh Man in Oregon, USA
A 24-year-old man was arrested for a hate crime against a Sikh man on Tuesday night in Oregon in the USA. The accused has been identified as Andrew Ramsey of Salem in Oregon.
According to the media reports, Andrew Ramsay was causing a disturbance on Tuesday night in a store where the Sikh man (Harwinder Dodd) was working as a store manager. Harwinder Dodd asked him to leave the store. After briefly leaving the area of a while, Andrew Ramsey returned to the store and attacked Harwinder Dodd. He threw his shoe at him and pushed him down. He even tried to steal his turban.
There were many customers present in the store at that time. The store customers pulled Ramsey off Harwinder Dodd and held him until police arrived.
Harwinder Dodd received minor injuries in the attack. He was taken to a nearby hospital. He was discharged after giving him first aid. Following his arrest, he was taken to the Marion County jail on the charges of fourth-degree assault, disorderly conduct, second-degree criminal trespass and second-degree intimidation. Salem police investigated the attack as a possible hate crime.
During interrogation, Andrew Ramsey told the police that he removed Harwinder Dodd’s turban to disrespect him. He threw his shoe at him knowing that this action is disrespectful in Middle Eastern countries.
Andrew Ramsey’s next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.