Long Beach police are looking for the man who committed what they are calling a hate crime against a Muslim woman outside a Trader Joe’s store.
The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on a quiet afternoon. According to KTLA, the man approached the Muslim woman from behind as she loaded groceries into her car. The man grabbed her black hijab and cursed at her as he forcefully ripped it off before fleeing the scene.
Police have released a sketch of the suspect, and have announced their intentions to charge him with a hate crime.