Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
PERSIAN MAN CONVICTED OF HATE CRIME FOR ATTACKING ARAB MAN AT STARBUCKS
On April 16, 2007, Tabarsi walked into the Starbucks at
Witnesses called the Costa Mesa Police Department, and officers at a nearby location on an unrelated call immediately responded. The officers instructed Tabarsi to stop and remove his hands from his pocket, but Tabarsi refused to comply with the police.
Deputy District Attorney Scott Steiner of the Felony Projects Unit prosecuted this case.