Additional information – Hit and Run, Hate Crime Investigation

Additional information is available about the suspect in the hit-and-run incident, being investigated as a hate crime, that was the subject of an AlertSU message Friday evening.

The victim, an Arab Muslim student, describes the driver of the vehicle as a white male in his mid 20s, with short dirty-blond hair and a short beard, wearing a gray shirt and round framed eyeglasses at the time of the incident. The driver is reported to have made eye contact with the victim, accelerated and struck the victim, and then driven away while shouting “f*** you and your people” out the lowered window of the vehicle.

The vehicle involved in the incident is described by the victim as a black Toyota 4Runner, model year 2015 or newer, with an exposed tire mounted to the rear center and a Toyota logo in the center of the wheel. The vehicle was described by the victim as having a white California license plate with the letters M and J, with M possibly being the first letter and J in the middle.

The California Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate this incident. Any witnesses are encouraged to come forward to share information. Please contact the CHP at 650-779-2700 or the Department of Public Safety at 650-329-2413.
Final as of 10 p.m.