An Ohio man was arrested and charged with “ethnic intimidation” after he pushed a female jogger into oncoming traffic while screaming “I hate white people”.
Rodney Arnold, 34, of Pleasant Ridge, was also charged with aggravated menacing, assault and carrying a concealed weapon.
DownTrend reported that the woman was jogging on Montgomery Road when Arnold shoved her into the street, causing her to fall into oncoming traffic.
The woman said the attacker than pulled out a knife, pointed it at her and told her “he hates white people,” according to an affidavit. The jogger was able to flee the scene.
According to HuffPost, the victim, who said she feared for her life when Arnold pointed the knife at her, managed to flee and call for help.
Police let Arnold go, however, because they didn’t find the weapon on him.
But an hour and a half later, officers responded to a separate report of the same man brandishing a knife, and this time, Arnold admitted to having the weapon.
Police charged him with assault, aggravated menacing and ethnic intimidation, weeks after the first incident. He was arraigned on Thursday, and held on $90,000 bail at the Hamilton County Justice Center.
700WLW reported that Arnold was finally arrested, and the victim was able to positively identify him in a lineup.
Arnold is charged with assault, aggravated menacing, and ethnic intimidation. He is held in the Hamilton County Justice Center. His bond is set at $90,000.