San Francisco police arrested 45-year-old Darrel Hunter for allegedly threatening to shoot Chinese people at a Tenderloin business, reports CBS News San Francisco. He has been charged with three counts of criminal threats, three hate crime enhancements, two counts of burglary, stalking, and probation violation. Hunter is on probation for a 2018 incident where he entered a store four times in 15 days, yelled racist statements, and damaged the restaurant’s furniture.
The current incident occurred on Sunday around 9:20 am at the 300 block of Golden Gate Ave. Police arrived at the scene and a 42-year-old woman told them a man came into her store and mimicked a gun with his hand and simulated shooting the occupants in the store. The victim said the suspect has bothered the business before but she called the cops this time because of the threat.
“Third day he came in leaned on the door he said he get the gun and shoot the Chinese people in here,” said the victim, reports NBC News Bay Area.
On Tuesday, the suspect returned to the scene and police were called. When they arrived they found the suspect a few blocks away and arrested him.