A guy in Palm Beach County was detained on Monday after it was reported by deputies that the suspect attacked the victim outside a Walmart shop while ripping the yarmulke off the victim’s head.
The incident happened outside the store in Lake Worth on Friday when 34-year-old Daniel Scanlan is accused of approaching the victim from behind, yanking off the yarmulke (a skullcap worn by Jewish males), and using a racial epithet against him.
NBC 6 South Florida confirms the news on their official Twitter account:
According to representatives of the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, Scanlan later spat on the yarmulke, tossed it again, and struck the victim.
A second store patron emerged to assist the woman, but Scanlan allegedly insulted her, snatched her smartphone, and threw her to the ground. The victim’s elbow received only little damage.
Scanlan escaped the scene but was subsequently apprehended. He is charged with two charges of robbery and two counts of violence against a senior citizen.
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