A Chicago man is claiming that he was the victim of a hate crime when he was cut with a knife across his face at an Indiana convenience store.
That man, 50-year-old Mark Neal, was arrested and charged with the vicious attack on Elree Jones.
“He just slashed my face. I still had my phone in my hand. He slashed my face and I dropped the phone,” Jones told NBC. “After he slashed my face, I was in shock. He kept going, so I was blocking [him]… he slashed me in my arm.”
Jones told NBC he ran from the store, but Neal followed him with “hatred in his eyes and venom spewing from his mouth.”
“He mumbled racial slurs… like he’ll kill me. ‘I’ll kill this n****r,’” Jones said.