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A man douses two people with gasoline while looking for a lighter to ‘set them on fire’ in possible hate crimes, Colorado police say

AURORA, Colorado – Police in a suburb of Denver say they are looking for a man who doused two customers at a gas station with gas after confronting them about speaking Spanish and “not belonging here,” according to one Department statement.

The man was reportedly “looking for a lighter to set her on fire” before smashing the rear window of the victim’s vehicle, taking the keys to her car and leaving. This was announced by the Aurora police this week.

Police said they were investigating the July 23 incident as a hate crime. No arrests had been made as of late Thursday, Police Sgt. Believe Goodrich.

Police describe the man as 20-25 years old and Hispanic or Asian.
Police describe the man as 20-25 years old and Hispanic or Asian.Aurora Police Department

“Detectives are investigating this as a prejudice-motivated crime and need your help to identify the suspect,” the Aurora Police Department said, describing the man as being in his early to mid-20s and either Hispanic or Asian.

Authorities said the incident happened around 11 p.m. at the Rocket gas station on Havana Street, a main thoroughfare in Denver’s eastern suburbs.

At the station shop, the man confronted the victims after hearing them speak Spanish and “told them they didn’t belong here,” department officials said.

According to victims and witnesses, evidence gathered at the scene and surveillance video, he followed them to their car and doused them with gasoline from a gas pump, Goodrich said.

Chantal DaSilva contributed.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/man-douses-2-people-gas-looks-lighter-set-aflame-possible-hate-crime-p-rcna41680 A man douses two people with gasoline while looking for a lighter to ‘set them on fire’ in possible hate crimes, Colorado police say

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