The 18-year-old estranged son of a California police chief and a 16-year-old boy are in custody following the brutal beating of a Sikh man that was caught on surveillance video.
Investigators say Tyrone McAllister and his teen accomplice kicked and spat on 71-year-old Sahib Singh Natt outside Greystone Park in the Northern California city of Manteca Monday morning.
The attack was caught on a neighbor’s home surveillance, and Manteca police say McAllister’s family was integral in the case.
Officers say McAllister is the son of Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister.
“The relationship there has nothing to do with this case,” Manteca Police Sergeant Steve Schluer said. “The family is devastated by the actions of their estranged son, who they haven’t seen in several months.”
Darryl McAllister released a statement via the police department’s Facebook page:
“Words can barely describe how embarrassed, dejected, and hurt my wife, daughters, and I feel right now. Violence and hatred is not what we have taught our children; intolerance for others is not even in our vocabulary, let alone our values. Crime has never been an element of our household, our values, nor the character to which we hold ourselves.”