Both suspects and victim cited following hate crime

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Saturday, July 11, at 1 a.m., Lincoln Police responded to a hate crime. The incident took place at the Bes Torq lot, near 70th and McCormick Drive. The victim, a 23-year-old male of middle eastern descent, claimed he was watching people race when approached by a woman who said he wasn’t allowed to be there due to his skin color.
A short time later, the woman and several men approached the victim again, proceeding to kick and punch at his car. They blocked him in, pulled the victim from the car, and assaulted him. The victim sustained significant, non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital.
Officers recovered video evidence of the assault and identified the people responsible as 38-year-old Stacy Saddlemire, 26-year-old Tyler Lieth, and 18-year-old Eric Dissmeyer.
Saddlemire was cited for assault and hate intimidation after she was heard making derogatory comments on the video. Fingerprint evidence found on the vehicle also confirmed Saddlemire’s involvement.
Lieth was cited for disturbing the peace by fighting. Dissmeyer was cited for disturbing the peace by fighting and vandalism.

The victim, identified as Omar Alshame, was also cited for disturbing the peace by fighting. According to officials, the video evidence showed Alshame played more of a role in the incident then he initially eluded to. None of the witnesses or people cited say he was pulled from the vehicle. Instead, witnesses say Alshame was trying to get out of the vehicle while Saddlemire, Lieth, and Dissmeyer were pushing him back in. Alshame was also found to be more of an active participant in the physical confrontation according to witness statements.

The total damage done to Alshame’s car, a 2020 black Dodge Charger, is estimated at 400 dollars.

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