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Police Arrest Man Suspected of Attacking D.C. Asian Store Owner

Police Arrest Man Suspected of Attacking D.C. Asian Store Owner

Store owner Chong Hu “Lu said Thomas then began to throw punches at him while yelling the words ‘f****** Chinese’ several times.”

Washington, DC, police arrested a man suspected of attacking an Asian store owner, yelling, “F***ing Chinese.

They are also investigating the assault as a hate crime.

They charged Samuel Delwyn Thomas, 30, of Cockeysville, Maryland, with aggravated assault:

According to police, the incident happened back on Tuesday, May 4 at just after 1:45 pm when Thomas entered the Max Trading Corporation jewelry store in the 1300 block of 4th Street NE.

Chong Hu Lu and his wife operate the jewelry store and told WUSA9’s John Henry in an interview last month that a man – later identified as Thomas – and woman came into his store to look at jewelry. According to Lu, Thomas then asked if they could open a jewelry item.

“And, I said no because we have a policy,” Lu said.

Lu said Thomas then began to throw punches at him while yelling the words “f****** Chinese” several times.

“I think he hates Asian people,” Lu told WUSA9.

The tape shows the man suspected to be Thomas hit Lu in the head and mouth. Lu got over 12 stitches at the hospital.

The woman with Thomas “physically blocked Lu” from chasing him after h left the store. She left the scene in a car.

Another business owner took down the license number.

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Comments

Those pictures must have been taken after his MAGA hat fell off.

So we’ve all been normalized to the fact that the race of the attacker and victim somehow matters as much as the crime itself.

    amwick in reply to Andy. | June 5, 2021 at 8:34 am

    Good point but in this case race was part of the incident, the attacker was yelling about it.

      JOHN B in reply to amwick. | June 5, 2021 at 11:31 pm

      Whenever the media does not announce the race of the criminal assaulting an Asian American, you automatically know the race of the criminal.

henrybowman | June 4, 2021 at 5:57 pm

What’s the over and under on Thomas’s “defense” being, “He lets white and Asian people open the boxes”?

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to henrybowman. | June 4, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    Lu told a black person the one thing that is guaranteed to set a black person off. He told him, “No, you cannot do that.” and you can see the results in the video.

Char Char Binks | June 4, 2021 at 6:24 pm

Does joe biden know about this?

stevewhitemd | June 4, 2021 at 7:39 pm

I’ve working the search engines to dig up information on the perpetrator. It turns out that there isn’t any. All the local services that are covering the story name the perp (as USA9 did here) but don’t show a booking photo and don’t provide any history.

I thought we might learn that the perp has a history of a) drug addiction b) multiple arrests and convictions c) mental illness d) all of the above. Alas, the journalists don’t cover stories like they used to.

Capitan Haya | June 4, 2021 at 7:48 pm

Another white nationalist domestic terrorist from NE DC?

Escaped from RI | June 4, 2021 at 8:15 pm

America, so racist that even the black people are white supremacists.

China… 10,000 years of civilization.
Africa….

healthguyfsu | June 4, 2021 at 9:00 pm

This is a real conundrum for the left.

With racially-motivated attacks on Asians by Blacks who we are repeatedly told cannot be racist, how many mental pretzel twists do you have to do to blame that on white supremacy?

chrisboltssr | June 5, 2021 at 1:39 am

#STOPASIANHATE blah, blah, blah

Victims always identified a “Asian”. Perps always identified as “man”.

Oh, and fight White Nationalism.

Dusty Pitts | June 5, 2021 at 1:58 pm

Has anyone told Mr. Thomas which party’s leaders are the personal property of the ChiComs?

Bet he won’t like to hear it.

Lucifer Morningstar | June 5, 2021 at 2:16 pm

The woman with Thomas “physically blocked Lu” from chasing him after h left the store. She left the scene in a car.

So will this woman also be arrested for aiding and abetting the vicious assault against this Asian business owner or will she be getting off scot free for her actions. Just wondering.

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