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Shocking hate crime against wheelchair bound elderly woman


Nicholas Velasquez

The Modesto Bee…

A Modesto man was arrested and charged with a hate crime after reportedly punching a 69-year-old woman in a wheelchair in the face and saying he hated white people.

At 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, Modesto police were called to the 1600 block of Coffee Road for a report of an assault.

Officers found the woman in a motorized wheelchair near a bus stop with a black eye and minor lacerations to her face. Her glasses had been broken.