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Sun Jun 13, 2021, 02:58 AM

Florida Tourist Charged with Hate Crime, Told Asian Family to 'Go Back Where They Came from' After K

Florida Tourist Charged with Hate Crime, Told Asian Family to ‘Go Back Where They Came from’ After Kids Pet His Dog: Sheriff
Jerry Lambe - Yesterday 11:47 AM



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Wade Anton mugshot via Okaloosa Dept Corrections

A Texas man on vacation in the Florida panhandle this week is facing a hate crime charge after he allegedly verbally and physically assaulted a family of Asian descent using racist language, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) announced Friday.

According to the sheriff’s office, witnesses said that 54-year-old tourist Wade Anton told an Asian woman and her children to “go back where they came from” and uttered a racial slur during a verbal altercation that took place Thursday afternoon at Beasley Park on Okaloosa Island. A news release posted to the sheriff’s office official Facebook page said that Anton had been charged with “ a hate crime related battery.”

Anton reportedly told sheriff’s office deputies that the altercation began because the woman’s children were petting his dog. Anton said that he told the children to leave his dog along they ignored him. That’s when things escalated.

The woman’s husband told the sheriff’s office that Anton was approximately 25 feet away from his family when the verbal argument began, but then Anton “ran around the park railings and began punching [the husband] repeatedly.”

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/florida-tourist-charged-with-hate-crime-told-asian-family-to-go-back-where-they-came-from-after-kids-pet-his-dog-sheriff/ar-AAKYPMT?ocid=winp1taskbar

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Reply Florida Tourist Charged with Hate Crime, Told Asian Family to 'Go Back Where They Came from' After K (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jun 13 OP
dalton99a Jun 13 #1
Hugh_Lebowski Jun 13 #2
ExciteBike66 Jun 13 #3
Frustratedlady Jun 13 #4
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 03:05 AM

1. He's lucky the victim decided not to shoot.

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Sun Jun 13, 2021, 03:05 AM

2. What a dick (nt)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 09:15 AM

3. "Texas Tourist", please. Florida is bad enough without dumping this one on us as well!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 10:45 AM

4. Is it just me or does it seem that more and more people are going off the edge than usual?

It just seems like every day situations arise where people with a short fuse are erupting for little or no reason. The children were petting his dog? Really?

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 12:28 PM

5. It's nearly always men or boys. Rarely women, though there are a few.

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