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US: Las Vegas man arrested for tormenting Muslim family

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A poster displayed where a Muslim family was hit by a driver in London, Ontario, Canada on June 7, 2021. Seyit Aydoğan/Anadolu Agency
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Jul 03, 2021 - 09:43 AM

Chicago, UNITED STATES (AA) – A man in Las Vegas, Nevada state has been arrested on suspicion of hate crimes involving a neighboring Muslim family.

In one instance, caught on video and photos, 68-year-old Ricky Unwich can be seen smearing bacon on the family’s doorknob and the railing outside their apartment, and attaching bacon to the back of their car. Unwich can be seen yelling profanities outside the family’s door, and later admitted to police that he smeared the bacon, “because they are Muslim”.

Unwich also told police he believed Muslims perpetrated the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Police say the dispute between the neighbors dates back to January, when Unwich complained that the Muslim family was being noisy.

From there, police say they were called to the apartment complex multiple times. Unwich accused the family of being terrorists; in text messages he accused them of breaking a chandelier in his home, despite the fact they had never been inside, and accused them of molesting a juvenile who lives with Unwich.

All that, the family reported to police, despite the family’s attempts to make peace with him, and even cooking him meals. The family told police they fear Unwich was going to eventually become violent.

Unwich is under arrest on three counts of committing a hate-bias crime as well as counts of harassment and stalking.

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