Sahib Singh is a 71-year-old man who was brutally attacked by two strangers on Monday, August 6, while he was out for a morning walk in his neighborhood.
In a video that was caught by a nearby home’s security camera, you can see the entire attack take place, in which Singh was approached by two men he didn’t know, who proceeded to kick and beat him onto the ground for no reason.
Singh was released from the hospital with a neck brace and other injuries. Police have since apprehended Tyrone Keith McAllister, the son of the Union City police chief, in connection with the act. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Singh Was Going on His Morning Walk When The Attack Took Place
Singh, who lives in Manteca, California, was going on his daily morning walk at around six in the morning when he was approached by two men. Police say that Singh does not speak strong English, and wasn’t able to interpret what the men said when they approached him.
The men then proceeded to kick and beat Singh, hitting him so hard that his turban fell off. During the confrontation, one of the men even kicked Singh twice in the groin area, then leaving him lying on the ground as they ran away.
A man walking his dog eventually came across Singh and called 911.
2. The Attackers Appeared to Look for Singh’s Wallet, or For Other Valuables
Twitter: Help find these two men
•They attacked a 71-year-old Sikh man named Sahib Singh
•Mr. Singh was kicked & spat on & is suffering through serious injuries after two hard falls
•This happened in Manteca, CA
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— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) August 7, 2018
As of now, police are investigating this incident as an attempted robbery, rather than a hate crime. At one point in the video, the suspects appear to search for Singh’s wallet. When they couldn’t find one, they left.
However, many are calling for this to be distinguished as a hate crime, anyways. The attackers also appeared to be in possession of at least one gun, police say, that one of the suspects brandished in the air as they left.
3. Singh Has a Heart Condition & Other Health Issues
•Police have arrested the two people who attacked & attempted to rob a 71 year old Sikh man named Sahib Singh
•One of the culprits is the son of a police chief. The police chief has publicly condemned his son’s acts.
•Let justice be served.https://t.co/q6eKZfQsMn
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) August 9, 2018
According to The Manteca Bulletin, Singh has “heart and other health issues”, and has made a habit of taking three laps around his neighborhood as a “daily constitutional.”
Singh also has a shaky grasp on English, and his speech is reportedly slurred due “to the lingering effect of epilepsy.”
4. The Suspects are Described as Two Young Men, One Black & One of an Indeterminate Race
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