SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man is facing felony hate crime and violation of civil rights charges for attacking the owner of a Newport Beach 7-Eleven with a bottle after being asked to leave the business. The defendant is accused of using racial slurs and made disparaging remarks about immigrants.
Danny Martin Loros, 64, of Costa Mesa, has been charged with one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, one felony count of violation of civil rights causing violent injury, and one felony hate crime enhancement.
He faces a maximum sentence of seven years in state prison if convicted on all counts.
On May 7, 2021, Loros is accused of throwing a liquor bottle at the owner of a 7-Eleven store, striking the victim in the stomach.
Loros is accused of using racial slurs and making denigrating comments regarding immigrants.
He is currently being held at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange on $40,000 bail.
“Business owners should be able to run their businesses without fear of being attacked because of how they look,” said Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer. “Hate crimes are not only devastating for the individual victims, they are also devastating for the entire community because of the fear these kinds of crimes create. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is fully committed to holding haters accountable and prosecuting hate-motivated crimes to the fullest extent of the law.”
Deputy District Attorney William Ha of the office’s newly created Hate Crime Unit is prosecuting this case.