Racially motivated attempted murder in Pleasant Ridge, Ohio
A white female was attacked by a black male while jogging in Pleasant Ridge, Ohio. The perp tried to kill her by throwing her into oncoming traffic. He then brandished a knife and yelled racial abuse.
If the races had been reversed, this would be the biggest news story in the USA right now.
Police identified the perp shortly after. Despite the severity of the crime, they waited weeks to arrest him and only charged him with assault, menacing, and ethnic intimidation. Odds are, he will be slapped on the wrist and commit more violent crime in the future.
A Pleasant Ridge man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, several weeks after police said he shoved a female jogger into oncoming traffic, brandished a knife and told her that “he hates white people,” according to court documents.
Rodney Arnold, 34, of Pleasant Ridge, was arrested and charged with ethnic intimidation, aggravated menacing, assault and carrying concealed weapons.
On May 11, a woman was jogging in the 5900 block of Montgomery Road when a man shoved her into the street and caused her to fall in front of oncoming traffic, according to an affidavit in Hamilton County court records.
The woman said that the attacker pulled out a knife, pointed it at her and stated that “he hates white people,” according to the affidavit.
The woman told police that she was able to flee the scene safely.
Arnold was found by police about an hour and a half later, when police received calls about a man in the same area with a knife, documents state. Police said Arnold admitted possession of the knife at the time they located him.