A New York couple has recently been accused of beating a black hotel clerk based on racial hate crimes and shows up to court today, facing many BLM protestors who chant “Hey hey, ho ho, these racist folks have got to go,”
Philip Sarner and Emily Orbay, couple, starts to blow kisses at the crowd and Sarner even points at his crotch to mock the protestors.
The crime was caught on surveillance and it shows the couple beating up Crystal Caldwell, a hotel clerk who works at Quality Inn located in Mystic, Connecticut.
They showed up to court from charges of intimidation and bias of the attack being racially motivated. Sarner also faces charges that include harassment alongside making calls to Strafaci. In the video footage of the attack, it shows that Sarner punches Caldwell to the ground, also kicking her.
John Strafci is Caldwell’s lawyer, commenting that Sarner “has no remorse. The only thing he is sorry about is that he was caught.” Caldwell had suffered from head injuries, an eye injury, and a concussion. She also is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, having nightmares of the assault that occurred.
Sarner was angry that the hot water wasn’t working in their room, and told Caldwell that he and his girlfriend were going to “kick her a**,” hanging up the phone to threaten Caldwell at the desk.
Sarner even called her an “old monkey” before police arrived to the scene.
They reviewed the surveillance tape and while Caldwell tried to get ice for her face, Sarner’s girlfriend shouted at her and assaulted her yet again.They were pushing her against the wall and then back down to the ground, which resulted in injuries to her ribs.
There was a plea deal being offered to Sarner and Orbay last Wednesday.If they are to plead guilty, Sarner would be facing nine years in prison and suspended after five years have been served, along with three years of probation.
His girlfriend, Orbay, would be sentenced to six years, suspension in two years, and like her boyfriend, three years of probation.
The court will see them again in July to accept or reject the plea deals being offered.