A 28-year-old man was arrested and charged after assaulting a Filipino woman in Edmonton, Canada earlier this month.
The incident happened at an apartment complex on the west side of Edmonton on July 6 at around 9:15 p.m. when the suspect, identified as Rylee Dodd, spewed racist remarks at Patricia Medrano, according to the Daily Hive.
In a Facebook post, Medrano said Dodd tried to hit on her and asked for her number, but after she declined, the man suddenly turned aggressive.
He yelled racial and xenophobic slurs at the woman, saying, “Go back to your country,” and, “This is Canada, not Wuhan. You spread the virus.”
The altercation escalated and Dodd threatened to kill Medrano. “I’ll decapitate you b*tch,” he can be heard saying in the video.
“Filipino little b*tch,” he added. “Get the f**k out of Canada.”
Even more disturbing, Dodd marched towards Medrano and her company while doing a Nazi salute and shouting, “Sieg Heil.”
“At that moment, I’m scared for our safety,” Medrano said, according to CityNews Toronto. “I don’t want it to happen again to anyone. No one deserves it. It’s really traumatizing.”
Medrano and her brothers waited for the police to show up in the parking lot of the apartment complex.
One neighbor heard the commotion and came to help Medrano and her family against the man.
“The suspect in the video, 28-year-old Rylee Dodd, has been charged with uttering threats and assault in relation to this incident,” a spokesperson from the Edmonton Police Service said in a statement. “Our Hate Crime & Violent Extremism Unit is also aware and are looking into this from their perspective.”
In an update in Medrano’s Facebook post, she said Dodd is now banned from entering their building.
Feature Image Screenshot via Patricia Anne