An 18-year-old arrested in Monday’s attack on a Sikh man at a Manteca park is the son of the Union City police chief, the Police Department in that Alameda County city reported.
Chief Darryl McAllister confirmed that his estranged son, 18-year-old Tyrone Keith McAllister, was arrested along with a 16-year-old male whose name has been withheld.
“Chief McAllister’s status as a law enforcement leader has no bearing or relation to the case whatsoever, but he is devastated by how much the nature of his son’s actions are such a departure from everything he has stood for in his personal life and 37-year career of compassionate, engaging police work,” the Union City Police Department said in a news release.
“He and his wife worked with Manteca PD to help track down and arrest Tyrone this morning, as Tyrone has been estranged from the family and their home for some time. Chief McAllister expresses deep concern for the victim and the victim’s family and he remains steadfast that his son, an adult, must be accountable for his actions.”
Tyrone McAllister is a Manteca resident. His father also lives in the San Joaquin County city.
The attack on Sahib Singh Natt at Greystone Park at about 6 a.m. was captured by a surveillance video camera at a home across the street. The attackers confronted him on the sidewalk along Turquoise Way, so he walked into the street to go around them.
The pair followed him, though, and one kicked the victim several times and spat on him. When the victim fell to the ground, his turban fell off and he struck his head. He got back up to defend himself, only to be kicked down again. His attackers left on foot, but one returned and kicked him several times as he lay on the ground.
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SOURCE: The Modesto Bee, Deke Farrow