Fullerton Man With Swastika Tattoo Charged With Hate Crime After Allegedly Attacking Man, Yelling Racial Slurs

Metal handcuffs are seen in this file photo. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Metal handcuffs are seen in this file photo. (Credit: Thinkstock)

A 41-year-old man with a swastika tattoo was charged with a hate crime Thursday after he allegedly beat a man in a Fullerton parking lot while yelling a racial slur at him, officials said.

Tyson Theodore Mayfield became agitated when the other man — who is Filipino and Turkish — didn’t have a lighter he could borrow, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office.

Mayfield, who lives in Fullerton, is accused of then punching the man multiple times and calling out the slur, officials said.

A witness called police to report the attack. Officials did not identify the victim.

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