Fight in Downtown Davis was Racially-Motivated, Police Say

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An early Sunday morning fight in downtown Davis looks to be racially-motivated, Davis Police say.

According to a media release from the department, officers showed up to break up a fight near F and 2nd Streets around 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

By the time officers showed up, the fight had already ended. But, the resulting investigation found that 28-year-old Woodland resident Benjamin Solnick looked to be responsible for starting the fight.

Police say that Solnick tried to lure a man into a fight, only to have the man turn and walk away. Solnick then launched his attack, using derogatory racial slurs towards the man during the assault. The man was able to defend himself until officers showed up, police note.

Solnick was arrested at the scene and now faces charges of committing a hate crime, battery and public intoxication. He is being held at Yolo County Jail.

The victim was able to get away with only minor injuries, police say.

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