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USA Charge: Seattle man attacked shopkeeper, calls victim a terrorist

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    A 35-year-old Seattle man is facing assault and hate crime charges following allegations that he accosted a clerk at a Queen Anne convenience store.

    According to police, Brock Stainbrook derided the man as being a terrorist during the Tuesday morning incident.

    Writing the court, a Seattle detective said Stainbrook entered the 7-11 store in at 362 Denny Way. The clerk was standing near a coffee machine when Stainbrook accosted him.

    "For unknown reasons a person threw change on the floor near the victim's feet then punched the victim on the left side of the head," the detective said.
    "After the suspect struck (the clerk) with his fist he said, 'You're not even American, you're Al-Qaeda. Go back to your country.'"

    Another employee then stepped in, forcing Stainbrook to leave the store. As he did so, police allege the man tried to kick the second employee and damaged a barcode scanner.

    Police arrested Stainbrook walking nearby minutes later. Confronted by police, he allegedly admitted that he "struck a person on his turban" because he disliked him. While the alleged victim's ethnic background is not noted in court documents, his surname is common within the Sikh community.

    Stainbrook has been charged with fourth-degree assault and malicious harassment, Washington state's hate crime status.

    http://www.seattlepi.com/local/425902_clerk30.html
     
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