A Connecticut man has been arrested after he was caught on camera telling a teenager to “get the fuck out of my town” and then pushing him off his bike, according to local reports.
Jameson Chapman, who is white, is accused of assaulting 11-year-old Daniel Duncan, who is biracial, in Deep River on Monday in an ugly incident that the victim’s mother said was racially motivated, according to WFSB and Fox 61.
The boy and a friend were riding their bikes when Chapman accidentally crashed into them, Daniel’s mother Desiree Dominique told WFSB.
“Where did you grow up?” Chapman, from Deep River, was seen on cell phone footage asking the boy. “Did you grow up in Connecticut?”
“No,” the boy replied.
“No, you didn’t curse my town like that,” Chapman barked.
Chapman was also seen pushing Daniel off his bike and telling him to “get the Fk off his bike,” according to another video obtained from multiple Connecticut outlets, including WFSB and Fox 61.
“Daniel is afraid to leave the house,” the boy’s mother told the WFSB. “He’s afraid to leave the house.”
She told the TV station the videos proved a hate crime was committed against her son.
“After watching just a few seconds of the video, I immediately fled or fought and jumped in my car to look for the guy,” Dominique said.
The videos recorded by the boy’s friend led to charges of third-degree assault, causing harm to a child and second-degree trespassing against Chapman, 48, the New Haven Register reported.
He was initially being held on $10,000 bail but was released by the state Superior Court in Middletown with another court date in July, the newspaper reported.
Connecticut State Representative Christine Palm called the confrontation “ruthless.”
“If a child is a resident of Deep River, they ‘belong’ here – and visitors of all races should be welcome.” Read part of a statement she tweeted.
https://nypost.com/2022/06/30/video-shows-connecticut-man-jameson-chapman-push-11-year-old-daniel-duncan-off-bike/ The video shows Connecticut man Jameson Chapman pushing 11-year-old Daniel Duncan off his bike