TRACY, Calif. -- A Tracy man is behind bars facing a hate crime complaint, and other felony charges, after allegedly accosting a Jewish man outside of a department store over the weekend.
Gregory Adams, 34, was arraigned in a San Joaquin County court room on Thursday for the crimes.
According to court documents, Adams approached the victim inside a store on December 1, and allegedly asked him if he was Jewish. When the man said he was, Adams then proceeded to shout anti-Semitic slurs at him.
Investigators say Adams continued shouting at the victim and followed him to his car. He continued following him in his own car after the victim left the parking lot.
Eventually, police say, the victim pulled over, at which point Adams began allegedly slashing the victim’s tires and made “stabbing motions” toward him. The victim called 911 and sheriff’s deputies later located and arrested Adams.
In addition to the hate crime, Adams has also been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism. All of the charges are felonies.
At his arraignment, Thursday, Adams did not enter a plea and was appointed a public defender. Bond was set at $200,000 and he remains in custody. A future court date has been set for December 12.