A Seattle man is facing malicious harassment charges—Washington’s hate crime statute—for an alleged assault at a 7-11 near Seattle Center.
Prosecutors say Brock Stainbrook walked into the 7-11 on 3rd and Denny around 12:30am on August 24th, approached a man standing near a coffee machine, and punched him in the head.
“You’re not even American, you’re Al-Qaeda. Go back to your country,” Stainbrook told the man, according to court documents.
Stainbrook then damaged store equipment and then tried to attack an employee before he fled, court records say.
Police received a 911 report and broadcast a description of the suspect “as a white male, 45, wearing a white t-shirt, black pants, and carrying one shoe.“
Police found Stainbrook at 4th and Vine and arrested him. Records say he told police he “struck a person on his turban because he was a prick.”
According to court records, Stainbrook has prior convictions for assault, trespassing, public intoxication, DUI, and two separate convictions for making “terroristic threats” in Hawaii.