The Aurora Colorado Police Department is searching for a man who allegedly told two customers at a gas station that “they don’t belong here” before spraying them with gasoline and looking for a lighter to set them on fire.
The attack happened at a gas station in western Aurora around 11 p.m. on July 23, police said.
The attacker confronted the two victims who were speaking Spanish, shouting “you don’t belong here” before spraying them with gasoline and saying he was “going to set them on fire.”
The suspect them through a rock at their car window, stole their keys, and sped off in another vehicle.
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On July 23rd @ 11 pm, @ Rocket Gas Station 1100 S. Havana St. this man confronted other customers who were speaking Spanish. He told them they don't belong here and followed them to their car.
— Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) August 2, 2022
For more on this story, please consider these sources:
- Victim walks through moment he was attacked, doused in gasoline at Aurora gas station – Denver 7
- Man douses 2 people in gas, looks for lighter to ‘set them aflame’ in possible hate crime, police in Colorado say – NBC News
- Colorado man douses victims with gasoline, searches for lighter in ‘bias-motivated’ attack: Police – Fox News
- Aurora police: Man doused 2 with gas in possible hate crime – ABC News