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Family says man accused of brutally beating teen at Utah tire shop asked, ‘Are you Mexican?’
SALT LAKE CITY – Family members say that a brutal beating at the tire shop they own in Salt Lake City may have happened simply because the owners are Mexican. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Monday that a man came into the tire shop and attacked two individuals while shouting racial slurs. A family member of the victim, Veronica Lopez, said her 18-year-old brother, Luis Lopez and 55-year-old father, Jose Lopez were attacked by 50-year-old Alan Dale Covington with a metal bar.