On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 11:45 AM, Westminster police officers responded to the area of McFadden Avenue and Oakcliff Drive in reference to an assault investigation.
The police officers located the suspect, Danh Nguyen, in the area of Bushard Street and Westminster Avenue. Officers attempted to stop Nguyen, however he failed to yield and a short pursuit ensued.
An investigation revealed the victim was seated in his vehicle when Nguyen approached him on foot and made a derogatory comment towards Hispanics, then threw a cup of gasoline on him. Nguyen attempted to ignite the gasoline with a lighter, but the victim drove off preventing a fire.
Nguyen was detained without further incident and did not sustain any injuries and was booked into the Orange County Jail.