San Jose Police ID Suspect Who Targeted Asian-Owned Businesses For Vandalism


Authorities have identified the person responsible for several vandal attacks on Asian-owned restaurants in South Bay on Monday.

The San Jose Police Department is now looking for Tai Van Trinh, a 42-year-old man from Milpitas, CA, according to KTVU.

Police say Trinh is behind the series of attacks on eight Asian-owned businesses in San Jose and Milpitas. A majority of the attacks took place in San Jose’s Berryessa neighborhood. He was captured on CCTV smashing the windows of one of the stores last week.

The affected businesses include Tastea, Happy Lemon, Pho Y Lundy, 7 Leaves Café and four branches of Lee’s Sandwiches.

His vehicle, described as a black 2004 extended cab Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck with a Texas license plate HZM3285, can also be seen in the video.

The SJPD is not considering the series of attacks as hate crime-related.

Feature Image (left) SJPD via @AzenithKTVU, (right) via Reddit

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