California police are looking for a hate crime suspect after the ‘self-proclaimed incel’ assaulted several people following clashes with women outside Costa Mesa bars.
Johnny Young, who police say is a “self-proclaimed involuntary bachelor,” is suspected of involvement in the incidents, which the Costa Mesa Police Department called “hate crimes” in a Facebook post.
“Young confronted several women outside bars in Costa Mesa using vulgar and explicit language,” police said. “These clashes led him to attack several people.”
The department did not say how much people were injured in the alleged attacks.
Police said Young filmed and published the incidents and pepper spray victims could be seen in videos.
The department said an incel “is generally defined as: a person who considers themselves to be involuntarily celibate and generally expresses extreme resentment and hostility toward those who are sexually active.”
Police asked the public to be on the lookout for Young, who “has been known to drive a Chevy minivan with a green stripe.”
Young, 25, has a last known address in Las Vegas, police said The Orange County Register, which recently reported three incidents suspected of involving Young in Costa Mesa. Maybe he lives in the van or with friends in the area.
In a video posted to social media on April 20, the suspect yells sexual demands at a woman in a parking lot, police said. Register. In another video, he drops pepper spray on a group of women on a bench.
Additionally, in a November incident near a bar, the suspect allegedly demanded to see a woman’s genitals and to have sex. Police said the woman and another woman helping her were also pepper sprayed.
Young deleted his social media accounts, where other videos had been posted under the alias Jay Rockefeller, Lt. Ed Everett told the Register. These videos focused on confrontations with fast food workers, including one in which he harassed a Burger King employee for ordering chicken that Everett claimed had been sold to an MTV comedy clip show. Ridiculous for $300.
A warrant was issued against Young for the incidents in Costa Mesa on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and discharging tear gas, as well as hate crime charges based on the gender of his targets, in addition to to use a racially derogatory term against a man in November.
Young has a criminal record that includes threats to shoot a Las Vegas nightclub with another man in 2019 after he was kicked out, and was also charged with sexual assault in November 2020 while already on probation. , Everett said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the department at 714-754-4908 or email [email protected]
Newsweek has contacted the Costa Mesa Police Department for comment.