Black Suspect Beats Up, Throws Man Onto Train Tracks ‘Because He Was White’
You won’t see this hate crime reported by the mainstream media.
Pittsburgh police say a suspect named Willie Hayes is behind bars after he threatened to kill a man, then threw him onto train tracks ‘because he was white.’
According to surveillance footage, William Hayes punched the victim, Charles Basarab, three times in the head before he threw him onto train tracks Saturday night in the Wood Street station in downtown Pittsburgh.
A SWAT team showed up to Hayes’ home early Thursday morning after identifying him from surveillance footage and arrested him.
CBS Pittsburgh reported:
When officers arrived at the scene they found the victim, identified as Charles Basarab, lying on the T tracks. He was “conscious but very disoriented.”
The criminal complaint reports two witness told police officers that “Basarab was assaulted and then thrown onto the trolley tracks by an unknown black male” who then ran off.
According to the criminal complaint, the witnesses said after the alleged assault, Hayes allegedly walked over to the edge of the platform, looked down and said, “I [expletive] told you I was going to kill you.”
Police say surveillance video from the T station shows the suspect punching Basarab three times, and then shoving him and throwing him onto the tracks.
Basarab hit the right side of his head against the tracks and was knocked unconscious.
This is Willie Hayes. He is behind bars tonight after police believe he threatened to kill a man because of his race, then allegedly threw him onto the tracks at the Wood Street T station. The full story at 6. pic.twitter.com/LJkhhu8zLm
— Amy Wadas (@AmyWadas) May 30, 2019