Sex Offender Arrested For Alleged Hate Crime Spitting Attack Against Asian Woman In El Cerrito

A convicted sex offender was arrested after allegedly following an Asian woman into her garage and spitting in her face, police said.

Sex Offender Arrested For Alleged Hate Crime Spitting Attack Against Asian Woman In El Cerrito

EL CERRITO (CBS SF) — A convicted sex offender was arrested after allegedly following an Asian woman into her garage and spitting in her face, police said.

El Cerrito police said dispatchers received a 911 call at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday about a man who spat at a woman at Potrero Ave. and Everett St.

Officers arrived and contacted the victim, who told them she had just returned home and parked in her garage when she saw a man had followed her into her garage,

The man began shouting race-based insults at her and then spit in her face, police said. The man left the garage, and the woman called 911.

Ricky Amos (California Dept. of Justice)

A second responding officer found the suspect nearby and he was arrested, police said. The suspect was identified as Ricky Amos, a 56-year-old resident of Richmond.

Police said Amos would be charged with battery and vandalism with a hate crime enhancement as well as charges for being out of compliance with sex offender registration requirements.

Amos was booked at the County Jail in Martinez.

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