Man Allegedly Plowed Pickup Truck into Picnic Birthday Party After Complaining About’Asians,”Yuppies with Automobiles’
A man in Chicago, Illinois allegedly sneaked a pickup truck into a running club that was holding a picnic birthday celebration. Police say Timothy Nielsen, 57, jumped a curb to strike on the picnickers, hitting a 42-year-old girl.
“The sufferer was temporarily trapped beneath the vehicle and also sustained serious injuries in the collision,” authorities said in a statement received by Law&Crime.
The suspect is charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Witnesses at the scene said that a confrontation occurred before the near-fatal attack. Approximately 10 to 15 friends were carrying a cookout, according to local outlet Block Club Chicago. Troy Brown, that belonged to the team, said they had been a part of a running club carrying a belated birthday celebration. He said there was shouting with the driver of the truck ahead of the incident. Brown said everything happened fast, and he did not quite capture what was being said.
A neighbor said that the motorist known as the group, a few of whom had dogs with them”yuppies with dogs.”
Brown is Black, and many others in the category were explained as being Hispanic. After the motorist allegedly rammed his truck at the bunch, he struck a white girl. Brown said she was pinned under the vehicle, but fortunately was able to get out because the vehicle struck a cooler. He said she survived with cuts and bruises, and had been traumatized, and had been released from the hospital.
Brown said he and others tried to block the driver from tripping. A fight ensued. According to the account, the suspect clip Brown’s left arm with a knife.
“It’s rather hard to shake it because I had been a part of it,” he said. “But I’m grateful that my friend is OK and they are not seriously injured or nothing worse happened.”
[Mugshot via Chicago Police Department]
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