Updated: 11:23 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012 | Posted: 11:20 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012
Police: Black man tells white official ‘I hate all white people’
CARNEGIE, Pa. (AP) —
Police have charged a black man with harassing a Pittsburgh-area borough official by screaming "I hate white people" as the woman arrived early for a council meeting.
Carnegie police filed harassment and disorderly conduct charges Tuesday against 40-year-old David Settles, of Carnegie, stemming from the July 9 encounter with Carnegie borough Councilwoman Carol Covi.
The 65-year-old white woman, who uses a motorized scooter because of a disability, told police that Settles ran up to her that afternoon and shouted, "I hate white people. I hate all white people."
According to police, Settles also screamed profanities and told the 4-foot 7-inch woman to leave or "you'll be sorry."