“Do you know this man?”
Police are asking the public, in hopes of identifying a suspect who allegedly hurled anti-Asian slurs at a family in a Richmond drive-through May 1.
The hate incident was captured by the dash cam of a Burger King customer, Benjamin Wong, who asked the man to leave then was also targeted.
In the video, the suspect is heard cursing members of the family who were seated in their SUV and threatening to kill Wong.
Investigators learned of the incident two days later, said Cpl. Ian Henderson.
“The time delay in reporting this matter has caused some delay in the progress of this investigation,” Henderson said, concerning the case.
“We need people to call us immediately, before posting a video of hate crimes or hate incidents online, to conduct a fulsome investigation.”
Mounties are giving the suspect involved the option to come forward.
He is described as Caucasian, 5-feet-6-inches tall with a heavy build, short grey hair and a partial beard.
Those who know the suspect’s identity or witnessed the incident are asked to call RCMP at 604-278-1212 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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