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Update: Man charged for hate crime assault of a woman
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Update: Man charged for hate crime assault of a woman

Update: Man charged for hate crime assault of a woman
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Stuart Manning

Update: Man charged for hate crime assault of a woman

Updating a story KRMG broke earlier this month where a man is accused of a hate crime after assaulting a woman near Pine and Lewis. 

Tulsa court records show 43-year-old Stuart Manning was charged on Friday with assault and battery, malicious injury to property, and malicious intimidation and harassment. 

Manning is accused of assaulting the woman, striking her vehicle with a knife, and repeatedly calling her a "Muslim b....," according to his arrest report.

Original:  The woman was headed to a sandwich shop when the incident began.  She pulled in next to Stuart Manning but he became upset when he thought she parked too close to his car.

Police reports obtained by KRMG say Manning followed the woman to the shop while yelling at her.

Cops in Tulsa, Oklahoma say Manning repeatedly called the woman a “fuc**** Muslim bitch.”

When the woman came out of the shop she saw Manning kneeling by her car and watched as he pulled a knife out of her tire.

When the woman followed Manning to ask why he had damaged her car, he hit her in the head and continued cursing.

The report states the woman “has a thick Middle Eastern accent” and “has the appearance of someone that typically is of the Islamic Faith.”

Nothing in the report says whether or not the woman is a Muslim.

A security guard confirmed the attack to police who later arrested Manning on complaints of malicious intimidation/hate crime, assault and battery, and malicious injury to property.

When cops talked to Manning he told them he had been drinking and had no memory of the incident.

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