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June 22, 2022: Sylmar Man Charged with Felony Battery with Serious Bodily Injury and a Hate Crime Allegation

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that a man charged with a hate crime is now in custody.

“The unprovoked assault on members of our community is wrong and will not be tolerated,” District Attorney Gascón said. “Our message against violence and racial hatred must be loud and clear. We will hold accountable the people who commit hate crimes in Los Angeles County.”

Nicholas Weber (dob 11/6/90) of Sylmar faces one felony count of battery with serious bodily injury and one misdemeanor count of battery.

Case LA097021 includes a hate crime allegation.

Arraignment is scheduled today in Department 100 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Van Nuys Branch. The case was filed on June 5.

On May 13, Weber had a traffic collision with the victims at a fast-food drive thru line in North Hollywood and then proceeded to yell racial insults. During the confrontation, the defendant is charged with physically injuring one of the victims severely.

The court issued a bench warrant for Weber after he failed to appear for arraignment on June 8. This week he was arrested for an unrelated matter in Orange County and held on the warrant.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, North Hollywood Division.