Police chief's son who viciously attacked 71-year-old Sikh man flips the bird during his court appearance
Tyrone McAllister, estranged son of Union City Police Department Chief Daryl McAllister, was caught on camera assaulting the 71-year-old man
The son of a police chief in California who was charged with attacking a 71-year-old Sikh man apparently has no remorse for his action, and was seen smiling and flipping the bird during his first appearance in court on Friday. Tyrone McAllister, 18, son Union City Police Department Chief Daryl McAllister, along with another youth was caught on camera assaulting 71-year-old Sahib Singh on last Monday during his morning walk in Manteca, California. Footage of the attack showed the young men approaching Sahib and speaking to him before jumping him. He was left with serious injuries which required him to wear a neck brace.
Tyrone's actions in court were captured on the camera as he waved the middle finger and smiled at the cameraman who was present during the court hearing. He then drops his hands to his lap before throwing up his middle finger a second time. No bail was set for Tyrone after his first hearing.
After coming across the news about his son, chief Daryl took to Facebook to post a lengthy message to express his disgust. "Words can barely describe how embarrassed, dejected, and hurt my wife, daughters, and I feel right now," he wrote. "My stomach has been churning from the moment I learned this news." Daryl and his wife then helped the police to track down his son and arrest him.
The teen has been charged with attempted robbery, elder abuse and assault with a deadly weapon. The other suspect who was involved in the incident was a 16-year-old boy who has not been named. He was arrested on the same charges and will be transferred to a juvenile facility after being processed. In the Facebook post, Daryl also mentioned that his son got involved with "bad crowd" and hadn't been home for months.
"My son began to lose his way a couple years ago, while he was a juvenile, running away and getting involved in a bad crowd," he wrote. "He pretty much divorced his friends and family, associating with people none of us knew. He got into trouble for some theft-related crimes and ended up spending several months in juvenile hall. As an adult, he was again arrested for a theft-related incident, and he ended up spending another three months in adult jail as a result. Since being released he has been wayward and has not returned to our family home for several months."
Daryl added that he was torn between the decision of protecting his son and the oath he took as a law enforcement leader. Ultimately, he decided to help the Manteca Police Department and help track down his son. "My wife and I worked with Manteca PD to help them track him down and arrest him," he further wrote in his post.
"He now faces serious felony charges for which, if convicted, he stands to spend a considerable about of time in prison. My family is shaken to the core. His sisters (one corporate and the other about to start law school), are at a loss to understand any of this."
Daryl added that it was hard for him to digest the fact that the boy who had grown under his roof could commit such a crime. "It's difficult for us to comprehend how one of three kids who grew up with the same parents, under the same roof, with the same rules and same values and character could wander so far astray," he said. "We simply don't know why, or how we got here. In the eyes of the public, no matter the irrelevance to the incident, the fact remains that the father of the perpetrator of this despicable crime is a police chief, period."
He continued, "One cannot expect the general public (our Sikh community in particular) to factor in any sentiment that would distinguish this from the integrity of my family name. I pray that we, as a community, in conjunction with my family, can get through this and be even stronger as a result."