SoCal man charged with hate crime against Filipino

Authorities in Orange County charged a man Thursday with a hate crime against a man of Filipino descent.

According to police, last Monday, September 4th, 41-year-old Tyson Theodore Mayfield of Fullerton, CA, allegedly became agitated with an unidentified Filipino and Turkish man, because he did not have lighter to borrow.

Mayfield, who has a swastika tattoo, allegedly went on to punch the victim multiple times and called him a racial slur.

While the Fullerton police department continues to investigate the case, Mayfield is scheduled for a pre-trial court hearing this Friday, September 15th.

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