The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Workplace has opened a hate crime investigation right into a hit-and-run that occurred at Campus Drive and Ayrshire Farm Lane on Nov. 3, in response to Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Division spokesperson Russell Davis.
The announcement comes amid allegations of fraud towards the sufferer on the nameless social media app Fizz, which have been printed within the Stanford Evaluation.
Within the afternoon of Nov. 3, a hit-and-run site visitors incident focusing on Muslim Arab pupil Abdulwahab Omira ’23 was reported, in response to an AlertSU from the Stanford College Division of Public Security (SUDPS).
In an up to date AlertSU despatched to group members on Nov. 4, SUDPS wrote that the suspect reportedly shouted “f*** you and your individuals” to the sufferer whereas driving away, after having accelerated and hit the sufferer. The sufferer was a pedestrian.
“Officers from the California Freeway Patrol (CHP) – Redwood Metropolis Workplace responded to the hit-and-run collision,” Davis wrote. “Based mostly on CHP’s preliminary investigation and the willpower that the incident was a hate crime, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Workplace is opening a hate crime investigation to look additional into the incident.”
On Fizz and in a current article within the Stanford Evaluation, the credibility of the sufferer statements have been known as into query. Nameless posters declare that the sufferer is a “pathological liar” and has a historical past of mendacity.
“That is the second time Stanford sends an electronic mail to all the pupil physique about him, the primary one was my freshman 12 months when apparently some ksig frat bro instructed him to ‘return to his nation,’” one submit reads.
One other says, “he has lied earlier than about having most cancers, struggling a coronary heart assault, constructing a Syrian refugee camp himself with bitcoin cash, and plenty of many extra elaborate absurdities. He has even misrepresented photos of himself within the hospital earlier than.”
The poster certified their allegations, writing, “it’s too early to say whether or not that is one other lie of his, however I believe it’s value asking for extra proof earlier than coming to conclusions.”
The Day by day reached out for a press release from the sufferer, however was referred to a buddy within the Class of 2024 who offered touch upon his behalf. They wrote, “as [Omira] remains to be within the hospital recovering, he is not going to be taking interviews.”
In response to the web allegations of falsifying data within the hit-and-run case, Omira’s buddy wrote, “These baseless proper wing smears are nothing greater than an try to distract from our pressing issues about rising Islamophobia and anti-Palestinian hate. We’ve seen an alarming variety of incidents throughout the nation and so they should be taken significantly.”
The Sheriff’s Workplace is actively investigating the incident and can launch additional data because the case develops.
The Day by day has reached out to the College for remark.