Hate Incident In Temple City Is Latest To Target Asians
A Temple City man thought he was going on a morning walk with the family dog. That was before a stranger told him to "Go back to where you came from" and, minutes later, belligerently swung an object that looked to him to be an axe.
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department is now investigating what happened Sunday as a hate incident -- the latest in a string targeting Asian residents in the San Gabriel Valley.
In a region that is home to more than a third of L.A. County's Asian population, the incidents are both surprising and concerning to residents, in light of recent anti-Asian violence around the country.