Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
WHITE SUPREMACIST CONVICTED OF HATE CRIME ATTACK ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN SECURITY
NEWPORT BEACH – A self-proclaimed white supremacist was convicted today of a hate crime for the unprovoked attack of an African-American security guard outside of Dave & Buster’s at the Irvine Spectrum. Ryan Lawrence Monfils, 20,
At approximately 5:30 p.m. on February 2, 2008, Monfils was leaving Dave & Buster’s at the Irvine Spectrum with two friends. As he left, the defendant saw the victim, an African-American security guard, standing outside in uniform. Monfils began yelling racial slurs at the victim, threw a lit cigarette in his face, and attacked him by punching the victim repeatedly. Two Irvine Police Department officers on foot patrol arrived at the scene, and Monfils made racial slurs to one of the two police officers, who is African-American.
Monfils was arrested at 6:00 p.m. on February 19, 2008 at McDonald’s on
Deputy District Attorney Scott Steiner of the Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted this case.