PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — Pasadena police are investigating an incident involving an interracial couple as a possible hate crime.
The incident reportedly occurred about 4 p.m. Friday outside of a Starbucks coffee shop on Los Robles Avenue and Colorado Boulevard but was reported hours later.READ MORE: Westbound 91 Freeway To Shut Down All Weekend In Corona
Police said the suspect punched a man of Armenian descent and spit on an African-American woman.READ MORE: Bronze Statue Of Surfing Pioneer Joyce Hoffman Goes Up In Dana Point
Officials said the pair did not provoke the suspect who allegedly commented on the race of both victims.MORE NEWS: Family Of Slain Rapper Drakeo The Ruler Filing Lawsuit Against Live Nation
No further information was available although detectives were looking for security video while they investigate.