Video: Man with pole trashes Asian-owned convenience store

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CHARLOTTE (AP) — An Asian-owned convenience store in Charlotte, North Carolina, has been trashed by a man who wielded a metal post and yelled racial slurs.

That’s according to police and a son of the store’s owners.

The Charlotte Observer reports that the incident occurred Tuesday.

Surveillance footage shows a man pulling a merchandise rack to the floor and swinging a street sign post into the glass on the refrigerators.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said a company that’s responsible for security at the transit center arrested Xavier Rashee Woody-Silas. He was arrested on charges that include robbery with a dangerous weapon and communicating threats.

The incident occurred during a time when the number of attacks involving Asian Americans is rising.

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