Asian man assaulted at drive-thru in Maryland

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McDonald's in Rockville, MD via Google Street View

A customer at McDonald’s is accused of attacking an Asian man at a drive-thru window in Rockville, Maryland.

Newsweek reports Shang Wang drove around a vehicle that had been idling and blocking the drive-thru lane.

“It seemed like he was on the phone. So, I just drove around him and went and ordered my drink,” Wang told 7News. “I didn’t think anything of it and then I heard honking, just constant honking behind me.”

The noise startled Wang who described himself as confused.

“And then I hear these racial comments. ‘Go back to China! Hey, you Chinese MF’er!’ And I look up, this guy is at my window and he spits through my window, and the spit lands on my face.”

Wang got out of his vehicle and he says the man began to kick him.

Police have identified the suspect as Brandon Storm, 54, of Rockville.

Wang says he resisted the temptation to strike back because he didn’t want to get charged. Instead he took out his cell phone and called 911. The man continued to kick him before running off in time to avoid police.

7 News tracked down the suspect who became irate when he saw the reporter.

“F* you and the news media. Put me on. F* news media. Loser, get the f*** out of here,” Storm told 7News reporter Kevin Lewis.

You can see the confrontation in this report from WJLA.

Police have declined to pursue hate crime charges because they say no one hear the racial comments besides Wang.

The suspect has yet to be formally charged.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. What?! They don’t believe the victim? That alone is racist! The perpetrator is obviously and swearing angry jerk and they believe the white crazy guy vs. the calm Chinese victim? Racist police.

  2. It is outrageous that they would not charge a hate crime because the only one who heard the racist words was the victim. This is reminiscent of laws in US in which Asians were not allowed to testify in court. What? The Asian guy can’t testify to hearing the racist words in court in 2022?

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