"You're trying to blow up this country. I should… kill you right now."
In Bakersfield, California, hate crime charges have been filed against a man who allegedly accosted a Sikh man outside a restaurant last month, threatening to kill him and accusing him of "trying to blow up this country."
According to the Kern County District Attorney office, 40-year-old David Hook approached Balmeet Singh outside a restaurant on September 30 and began cursing and yelling racial slurs at him. He told Singh, "You're trying to blow up this country. I should… kill you right now," before throwing a cup of soda on him.
Singh shared about the incident in a video posted to YouTube earlier this month: