Posted by | January 28, 2009 12:28 | Filed under: Top Stories

Police in Seattle are looking for a pickup truck driver who became so angry when he heard a man speaking a language other than English that he got out of his truck and attacked the man and his friend.


Police described the victims in the Monday afternoon attack as African men. One stepped outside a store on Rainier Avenue South to talk on his cell phone. The man heard a pickup truck driver stopped in traffic yell at him to “speak English.”

 

According to the police report, the driver grew angrier when the man with the phone tried to say he didn’t speak English very well. Police say the driver got out of his truck, called the victim a Muslim, using a slur, and told him to “go back home.”

 

Police say the driver grabbed the victim and punched him twice. When the victim’s friend came out of the store, he was punched in the eye. Neither man was seriously hurt.

 

This is the meaning of the phrase “ugly American.”

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