Student Arrested for Isla Vista Assault
An edhat reader reported the incident earlier this month stating UCSB sent out an alert to students of a possible hate crime that took place outside Rockfire Grill on Pardall Road. The suspect was described as a white male who got into a fight with another male and called him a homophobic slur while also assaulting two women on the scene.
Third-year transfer student Tucker Steil was arrested by the Isla Vista Foot Patrol and held on a $2,500 bail.
Numerous witnessed stated the attack appeared to be an aggressive anti-gay attack, but the suspect has not been charged with a hate crime.
UCSB officials were criticized for not informing students of this incident which prompted the campus-wide notification the following week.
One of the female victims reportedly sustained a broken hand and a male victim sustained a concussion and broken nose.
Does anyone have more information on a violent assault and possible hate crime that took place in Isla Vista this week?
I received a notice from the University stated they received a report of a hate crime and are in connection with the victims. People who apparently witnessed it said last week a white male wearing a UCSB Gaucho shirt beat up a guy, called him the F-word, then assaulted a few girls. This was outside Rockfire Grill on Pardall.
Outside of the notice from UCSB and people talking, I haven't seen any information or followup in local news. What's up?