A man accused of assaulting an Asian restaurant owner in Arlington, Virginia after dining and dashing has been arrested on Tuesday.
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What happened: The suspect allegedly shoved the restaurant owner of Bonsai Grill in Crystal City and used racial slurs against her and her son on May 4.
- He allegedly consumed $70 worth of sushi rolls before taking off without paying.
- The owner and her son, Henry Kim, followed him outside the restaurant.
- When Kim called 911, the suspect allegedly became aggressive and pushed his mother to the ground.
- “Get out of my face [expletive]. You Asians have the coronavirus. I don’t want it from you guys. Get away,” the suspect allegedly told them, according to NBC Washington.
Here is the full cell phone video of the incident. Henry Kim, the young man who took the video, sent it to us. We’ve blurred out his mom’s face at her request. pic.twitter.com/XZWRuuxtMe
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The charges: The suspect, identified as Jordan Bevan, 28, was charged with defrauding an innkeeper, felony assault and battery.
- Authorities said he has “no fixed address,” according to FOX 5 DC.
- The 28-year-old was arrested on Tuesday after one officer recognized him from a previous interaction.
- Bevan allegedly dined and dashed at another restaurant in Pentagon City twice in two days.
- The latest incident was reported to Virginia State Police as a possible hate crime.
Kim said his mother was hurt in the elbows and hands but is doing “a lot better.”
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