One man is under arrest after police say he entered a convenience store in Charlotte, North Carolina and used a metal pole to trash it- all while yelling racial slurs at the Asian American owners.
WBTV reports the man is accused of entering the store and slamming the pole on merchandise and store equiptment.
“That day he just walks in the store with a metal pole. No one sees it at first until he starts hitting things with it. … His friend came towards the end, stuck his head through the door and said ‘That’s what you get. That’s what you get you Chinese motherf******,’” said Mark Sung, the son of the owners.
The family suspects a man they banned from the store encouraged the man to do his dirty deed.
“As he was [trashing the shop], he was like saying racial slurs, cursing at us, threatening us,” Sung said. “And the guy that we banned ended up coming into the store, cheering him on and screaming, ‘That’s what you get, that’s what you get! Go back to your country!’ “ he told the New York Post.
WBTV reports the man caused $9,000 in damage.
“It’s easy for people to attack us because we’re the minority,” Sung said. “I’ve faced racism growing up here in Charlotte my whole life, so it’s nothing new.”
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