Edmonton man charged after racist tirade and assault of Filipino Canadians

Jul 14 2020, 4:11 pm

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An Edmonton man has been charged with assault following a racist rant and physical altercation with Filipino Canadians in an apartment complex on the west side of Edmonton last week.

The incident was captured on video by the woman involved, who says that around 9:15 pm on July 6, a man had tried to get her phone number outside of her apartment complex, and when she refused, he began to say racist comments to her.

According to a post on Patricia Anne Medrano’s Facebook page, “Since I don’t want to give my number, he keep on insisting to give his number to me.

“I just told my brothers to ignore him. We’re supposed to go downstairs already but he is really being disrespectful and saying racial slurs like ‘Go back to your country!’, ‘This is Canada, not Wuhan. You spread the virus.'”

She says that the situation escalated, and the man involved began to kick the door and tried to attack her.

“I’ll kill you. I’ll f****ing decapitate you.” “Filipino little b****.” “Get the f*** out of Canada.”

The man is also seen repeatedly using a Nazi salute in the video.

According to Edmonton Police Service, the man in the video has been identified as 28-year-old Rylee Dodd.

“The suspect in the video, 28-year-old Rylee Dodd, has been charged with uttering threats and assault in relation to this incident,” said a spokesperson with EPS.

“Our Hate Crime & Violent Extremism Unit is also aware and are looking into this from their perspective.”

Watch the full video below:

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