A truck driver was violently attacked by multiple assailants while delivering fuel to a Circle K gas station in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on December 20th, 2023, around 3 a.m.
The incident: The assault occurred when the trucker, who works for Circle K, stepped out of the store to his tanker truck. The attack, which left him requiring hospital care, appeared to be unprovoked and involved racial slurs, as captured by a doorbell camera near the scene.
The aftermath: The Spartanburg Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspects. They are specifically looking for two vehicles seen leaving the scene: a black SUV and a silver sedan with black wheels and no hubcaps.
- The authorities are probing the case as both an assault by a mob and a potential hate crime due to the verbal abuse indicating racial motivation.
Law enforcement's call for help: Anyone with information is urged to come forward and contact the Spartanburg Police Department at 864-596-2065 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
The current status of the trucker's condition remains undisclosed, highlighting the risks faced by drivers even while conducting routine tasks.