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Springfield police hunt man who told workers to 'go back to Mexico'

Police need help finding this man to arrest him for racial intimidation.

Posted: Aug. 8, 2018 5:40 PM
Updated: Aug. 8, 2018 5:59 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Springfield police are looking for a man accused of racially intimidating three Latino workers.

Police said the man in the picture below verbally attacked three roofers when they were leaving a job site on Main Street.

Investigators said the workers' trailer got stuck on the sidewalk, and while they were trying to free it the man walked up to them and started screaming.

The man was pushing a baby stroller. The victims said the man pushed them and told them to “go back to Mexico.”

“Hate is one of those categories of behavior that, if it is not interrupted, it has a tendency to grow and spread,” said Lt. Scott McKee, Springfield Police Department.

Anyone with information about this man or the incident is encouraged to contact Springfield police at (541) 726-3714.

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