Lady charged in ‘obvious hate crime’ on Vancouver bus

A girl has been charged in reference to an alleged assault on a younger lady and a Good Samaritan that began on a transit bus in Vancouver.

Star Marie Payou, 37, is charged with of 1 depend of assault and one depend of assault with a weapon within the Might 21 incident that Metro Vancouver Transit Police referred to as an “obvious hate crime.”


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In accordance with police, a 17-year-old woman and her mom boarded a bus close to Pacific Centre Mall in Vancouver when a girl on the bus requested the teenager, who was sporting a headband, the place she was from and if she was Canadian.


Police mentioned the lady then “ridiculed and mocked the teenager’s ethnicity” and have become more and more aggressive, telling her, “Your smile is making me need to punch you within the face.”

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The lady then allegedly punched the teenager within the head a number of occasions, partially knocking off her scarf, earlier than the woman’s mom and a fellow passenger managed to separate the 2.

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A Good Samaritan adopted the feminine suspect when she obtained off the bus at Hastings Road and Jackson Avenue, and referred to as 911.


When she observed she was being adopted, police mentioned the suspect took off her boots and started hitting the Good Samaritan, who backed off when the suspect allegedly brandished a knife.

Payou is scheduled to make a primary look in Vancouver provincial court docket on Sept. 23.