California Woman Racially Attacked By White Man With Machete
When she moved from Alabama to Alameda County, California Dr. Nakieta Lankster never thought she’d be a victim of a hate crime, but that’s exactly what he said happened during the early morning hours of August 22.
As she sat in front of her condo just after midnight, Lankster spotted a white man staring into her car. At first, she didn’t think much of him.
“He was still on the sidewalk, so I thought maybe he was looking for somebody,” she told CLUTCH, discussing the traumatic incident for the first time. Though Lankster didn’t worry about the man at first, when he circled around the front of her vehicle, still peering into her windows, she decided to head inside her apartment.
That’s when she saw his machete. “He just started charging at me with the machete and screaming ‘F– you, Black b—h, don’t get stabbed,” Lankster recalled. After threatening her, the man then began pacing in the street while yelling, “F–k Black Lives Matter,” before advancing on Lankster again.
“I hopped in my car. I’ve never moved that fast in my life,” she said, still shaken up days later.
Lankster drove to a shopping center down the street from her condo and called the police. Within minutes, several officers from the San Leandro Police Department arrived and took the man down.
Even though Lankster had never seen the man, police informed her that he is actually one of her neighbors. And it seems he really didn’t like her living on his block…Lankster says that even as police were cuffing him, he continued to hatefully stare her in the eye.
SMH! Thankfully she made it out of this incident unharmed, because this could have gone even further left very quickly.