The growing trend of racist attacks in the United States of America has been fueled by another attack on a convenience store by a Florida man.
LLoyd, who has been sent to the S.T Lucie county jail, confessed that he wanted to drive the Arabs out of the country.
In addition to these hate crimes, another white man across the country has been charged with assault and intimidation after he attacked an employee at a Middle Eastern restaurant in Salem, Oregon, with a pipe Tuesday afternoon, police said.
"The man, identified as Richard Lloyd, was read his Miranda Rights and then told deputies that he pushed the dumpster to the front of the building, tore down signs posted to the outside of the store and lit the contents of the dumpster on fire to 'Run the Arabs out of our country, '" Mascara said.
The fire was extinguished quickly and did not cause much damage.
In a incident of hate crime, a man in Florida tried to burn down a convenience store owned by Indian-Americans mistaking them as "Arabs" on Friday (March 10), St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara said.
Cops were called to a Met Mart in Port St. Lucie after Richard Leslie Lloyd was seen acting suspiciously by the store's entrance around 7:40 a.m. on Friday.
Lloyd said he was, "doing his part for America". He mentioned that every person that commits a crime against another citizen based on age, race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, homeless status, mental, or physical disability, must be processed by law enforcement officers and receive a sentence.
Lloyd admitted to having a long history of mental health issues, according to the report.
Lloyd's anger towards the owners exacerbated when he went to the store to buy a Tropicana juice, and found out the store did not have any.
Hate crimes against Muslims surged by over 65% in 2015, according to the latest Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics.