California Neo-Nazi Charged with Hate Crime for Assaulting Filipino-Turkish Man in Fullerton

A man with a swastika tattoo on his shoulder was charged with hate crime for assaulting a Filipino-Turkish man in Fullerton, California, while yelling racial slurs at him.

The assault happened in a Fullerton parking lot on Thursday. Tyson Theodore Mayfield became agitated when the unnamed man failed to lend him a lighter, Los Angeles Times reported. He was accused of yelling racial slurs towards the victim while punching him multiple times.

Image Orange County District Attorney’s office via OC Weekly

The 41-year-old suspect was apprehended after a witness called the police. The police and Orange County District Attorney report did not fully disclose the identity of the victim.

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Mayfield, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on Sept. 15, OC Weekly reported.

If convicted, the man could face a maximum of six years of jail time in a state prison due to his previous conviction for mayhem in Orange County in 2008.

Featured image via OC Weekly

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