No, it wasn’t a hate crime. Whew. It was an accidental burning of a cigarette smoking, wheelchair bound homeless man in a strip mall in South LA. (Read South Central LA).
Apparently the man still had a hospital wristband on his arm which is causing concern that he may have been homeless – or he could just be like me and forget to take it off, or unable to find something to cut it with.
The investigation is on-going. I will let you know if anything interresting develops.