CHARLOTTE, NC (NBC Information) – The house owners of a North Carolina comfort retailer are nonetheless reeling after a violent assault final week.
Surveillance video inside plaza sundries in Charlotte reveals a person wielding a metallic bar and ransacking the shop.
The house owners’ niece, Grace Lee Sung, stated the suspect hurled anti-Asian racial slurs and other forms of verbal abuse in the course of the incident.
Another person reportedly entered the shop and in addition yelled on the proprietor.
Afterward, Sung stated extra males lined up on the doorways, yelling via damaged glass and making sexual gestures whereas the proprietor and his spouse cleaned up the mess.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police confirmed 24-year-old Xavier Rashee Woody-Silas was arrested in connection to the incident.
Plaza sundries is positioned contained in the transportation heart the place metropolis buses flip their routes every day.
Safety is dealt with by a personal firm contracted by the transit system.
Brokers for that firm made the arrest.
The suspect is going through a number of prices together with harm to property, theft with a harmful weapon, and speaking threats.
The suspect, who might later face a hate crime cost, has additionally been banned from all metropolis transit amenities and companies.