Hate Crime: White man screams “N—-R” and punches Black student over parking space
A man angry over a parking space lashed out at a black student at Santa Monica College and hurled racial slurs before getting into a physical fight.
Fredric Allan Shinerock was on the school campus to attend an opera but instead the 80-year-old white man fought with the woman calling her the n-word and throwing punches. Now the man is being investigated for a hate crime after the altercation, KTLA reported.
A video of the melee shows Shinerock screaming at the woman for parking two spaces over the line, a bystander said.
“Get out of here!” and “Who the f–k do you think you are?” Shinerock said.
The woman asked several times, “What did you call me?”
Another student, Enrique Conde recorded the video and posted it on Twitter.
A bad parking job was enough to send this old guy on a racist tirade yesterday afternoon in the parking lot of the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. In addition to the slurs, the man was yelling “Go back to South LA” and that the lady “didn’t belong here.” Crazy. pic.twitter.com/YL6gfm9u6t
— Enrique Conde (@EnriqueConde1) May 2, 2018
Shinerock can be seen screaming out the N-word and and then things escalated. On the video both can be seen swinging and throwing punches and kicking. Bystanders are stunned.
The woman tries to walk away but the fight continues with the two hitting each other and cursing.
Shinerock was arrested on suspicion of battery on a school property, a misdemeanor. However, Shinerock was released on the campus.
Johnnie Adams, the college’s police chief said the incident would be investigated as a hate crime.
SMC Superintendent and President Kathryn E. Jeffery released a statement saying:
“Santa Monica College is an institution that prides itself on inclusivity and diversity and we will continue to do our utmost to uphold our commitment to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment.”
“We will take immediate and evident action to reinforce to our students, college community, and guests that there is no room for hate at Santa Monica College,” she added.