LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a possible hate crime at USC, according to the school’s Daily Trojan.
An official with the school’s public safety department told the paper that the alleged incident occurred earlier Sunday outside of Cardinal Gardens, part of campus housing.
Sophomore business administration major Ivan Tsang, a native of Hong Kong, told authorities someone or some group threw three eggs at him from a balcony and hurled anti-Asian slurs at him while he was sitting and minding his own business around 2 a.m.
Tsang used his Facebook wall to describe the incident in more detail.
“Early Sunday morning a member of our USC community reported an incident of discrimination and prejudice that was threatening and unconscionable,” Vice President for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry said in a statement sent to students Sunday night.(To see the full statement, click here.)
“An undergraduate student notified us that while sitting outside his campus residence he had eggs thrown at him accompanied by racial slurs. This act was shameful and will not be tolerated at our university,” Carry wrote.
Tsang was trying to keep his sense of humor about the incident and being nearly pelted with eggs. On Facebook early Sunday he wrote, “Next time, I would like them sunny-side up, please.”
City News Service reported that the alleged suspected reached out to Tsang to apologize The suspect told Tsang he was also Asian and that he had had too much to drink.