Two teens arrested in attack on elderly Sikh man

Suspects repeatedly punched, kicked and spit on a 71-year-old man in broad daylight.

In northern California, two teens have been arrested in the brutal assault on a 71-year-old Sikh man in broad daylight. Investigators say the attack was an attempted robbery, but the victim's family is calling it a hate crime.

2 teens arrested in connection to video of elderly Sikh man being kicked, spit on

Sahib Singh Natt was taking his daily walk around a park in Manteca when he was confronted by 18-year-old Tyrone McAllister and a 16-year-old boy, who demanded money from him. When Natt, who has trouble communicating, tried to walk away, they blocked him and the confrontation became violent.

A neighbor's home surveillance video shows one of the men kicking Natt to the ground. When he attempts to get back up, he gets kicked repeatedly. They assailants start to walk away while Natt is still on the ground, but one of them returns to kick him a few more times and spit on him.

(Warning: Video contains violence.)

Natt was taken to a local hospital for treatment and released.

Manteca Police arrested the teens Wednesday after the footage hit the media and investigators received numerous tips that helped them identify they suspects. McAllister is reportedly the estranged son of Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister. Well, that's certainly a bad look.

The two teens are facing charges of attempted robbery, elder abuse and assault with a deadly weapon. Authorities are still investigating whether or not the attack meets the requirements of being a hate crime, because Natt is unable to explain exactly what his attackers said.

If you or somebody you know has potential information about this case, contact Detective Gutierrez of the Manteca Police Department at 209-456-8223.

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