Man Faces Hit-and-Run Hate Crime Costs in Assault on Group of Black Individuals – NBC Los Angeles

Man Faces Hit-and-Run Hate Crime Charges in Attack on Group of Black People – NBC Los Angeles

A 42-year-old man from Redondo Beach, accused of attacking two Torrance people while hurling racist epithets, is said to be charged on Tuesday.

Dennis Aaron Wyman is charged with two deadly weapon attacks – a car – and a number of attacks that result in serious injury to another person. He also faces a special charge that the alleged crimes were hate crimes.

On June 29, Wyman reportedly started insulting a small group of black people in a parking lot with racial insults before getting into his car and driving it to one of the victims. When one of the victim's fathers arrived to help, Wyman continued insults, hit the father in the car, and fled the scene, prosecutors allege.

Wyman, who was arrested on July 8, is held on bail of $ 1 million. If he is found guilty in a lawsuit filed on Friday, he faces up to 12 years in prison, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney General.


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