ONTARIO, CA – The Ontario Police Department has made an arrest and continues to search for a second suspect involved in a hate crime that happened at the Ontario Mills Mall in San Bernardino County over the weekend. According to Fox 11, two men got into a verbal argument with an Asian couple allegedly over social distancing on Easter.
Tuvorius Mencer, 34, was arrested and booked for a hate crime and felony assault of the couple. In addition, he also faces a charge of assault on a peace officer. According to police, the argument escalated into a physical altercation.
An Asian woman was seen on a stretcher with injuries on cell phone video following the incident.
Tuvorius Mencer has been arrested and booked for a hate crime and felony assault of Asian couple at Ontario Mills Mall. The 34-year-old is also facing a charge of assault on a peace officer. Police are still searching for his buddy who got away. @foxla pic.twitter.com/2VCA4Rex8Z
— Gigi Graciette (@GigiGraciette) April 6, 2021
The female victim reportedly a baby with her at the time of the incident.
Police continue to investigate he incident as another suspect has yet to be identified and captured.