A previous Army Ranger who served in Afghanistan was captured in Colorado after he undermined an Uber driver, saying he loathed “all dark colored individuals,” police said.
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Sean Scappaticci, 29, was captured by Colorado Springs police around 4 a.m. Friday as he rehashed to cops that he needed to kill all “dark-colored individuals.” The Uber driver, whom police depicted as a Middle Eastern man in his mid-20s, said he had been driving the traveler home when the dangers began.
“The person in question, dreading for his life, halted in the 200 square of South Eighth Street and kept running from his vehicle,” the police said. “The speculate pursued the unfortunate casualty expressing that he would thrash him.”
Scappaticci was captured on doubt of an inclination spurred wrongdoing, deterring a peace officer, threatening and endeavor to get away. He was discharged on $800 bond.
Under Colorado law, an inclination spurred wrongdoing is an offense, similar to a verbal or physical attack or property harm, that is inspired by a man’s race, shading, religion, family line, national root, physical or mental incapacity, or sexual introduction.
Police said Scappaticci had likewise crushed the spirit window of a police cruiser and battled with cops. After he was quelled, he was taken to a healing center.
An Uber representative told the Colorado Springs Gazette that Scappaticci had been banished from the ride-sharing administration. “Separation isn’t endured on the Uber application,” the representative said. “When this was accounted for to us, we instantly evacuated this current rider’s entrance to the stage.”
The Gazette likewise announced that Scappaticci was in the Army from 2008 to 2012 and was a Ranger and private top of the line when he was released. The daily paper said he had been sent to Afghanistan three times and had been granted two Army Commendation Medals and an Army Achievement Medal.