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HAMPTON -- "Never once did he try to take my keys. Never once did he ask or try to take my pocketbook or any money. He was just out to hurt," says Sylvia Hollingsworth.

Bruised, still in pain, the 59-year-old recalls the attack that took place at the 7-Eleven at the corner of North King Street and Rip Rap Road on April 16. She stopped to buy lottery tickets around 11:15 p.m.

Hampton Police believe the attacker was 25-year-old William Douglas, who turned himself in early Wednesday.

"It leaves me hurt, and I feel like I'm a victim of a hate crime," Hollingsworth tells 13News, "just in his own words, he hated whites and he was going to kill my 'effing' white ass, as he put it, and that's what he was trying to do."

Hollingsworth says Douglas was the passenger in a car that pulled into the parking lot about the same time she did. He yelled a couple of things at her before she ran inside, then followed her into the store. Hollingsworth paid for her purchase, then left. She says Douglas was right behind her, starting up with the profanity again, following her to her car.

The 59-year-old uses a cane to help her walk. She was part of the way into her car, trying to lift her left leg which gives her trouble. Douglas supposedly grabbed hold of the door and began slamming it continually, banging Hollingsworth's leg repeatedly in the process.

"He paused just long enough to want to know if I had anything to say to him. I can't stand the 'F' word," shares Hollingsworth. "I looked up at him solemnly and said, 'Do you know how to speak English?' Of course, that didn't help his anger any, and he slammed again."

Hollingsworth says Douglas switched to punches, hitting her in her face and throat, as she attempted to dial 9-1-1 on her cell phone. Several people were outside of the convenience store, but Hollingsworth explains neither they nor workers called police.

Eventually, someone who arrived in the parking lot chased off her attacker. Within minutes, police believe Douglas opened fire on a person in a car just down the street from the 7-Eleven.

That victim was in his 2003 Cadillac talking with friends when someone shouted obscenities at him. As the car owner drove off, the person started shooting, with bullets striking car several times.

The driver stopped at the 7-Eleven to call police and learned of the first attack against Hollingsworth.

"It's just horrendous that somebody could even thing that they're actually human, to be able to do that to somebody else," says Hollingsworth. "Next time he goes after someone, they may not be as lucky, and they might end up dead."

William Douglas faces one count each of malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied vehicle and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony but he does not face hate crime charges.

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  • Its not a hate crime if you are white, unless you are gay..

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    • The news article doesn't mention what he said to her.You have to watch the video.He said:

      "Fucking white bitch"...(00:48),he hated whites(00:51),he was going to kill her fucking white ass(00:55)...

      I realized that this post would have been rejected if I had given it a title that was more accurate.

      From the article:
      "William Douglas faces one count each of malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied vehicle and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony but he does not fa More..

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  • and why wouldn't this be a racially motivated hate crime???? "Fucking white bitch"...(00:48),he hated whites(00:51),he was going to kill her fucking white ass(00:55)..

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  • For those of you who are ignorant, citizens of Arizona can carry firearms on their hips, and NOW can carry them concealed! Good news for Whites, bad news for Blacks and Wetbacks!

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    • dude, thats bad news for your society, not knocking your right to carry, its sad that you need to.

      fix that bullshit

      do your kids carry as well??....maybe don't answere that.

      stay safe

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  • This isn't and won't be classified as a hate crime, because hate-crime legislation is not used to protect minorities. It is used to leech votes.

    You can't expect the left to have integrity. The judge will apologize to the nice young man and put a lien on her home to pay the medical bills and life-long disability for the guy who got whiplash and carple-tunnel syndrome from beating her up.

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  • So let me get this straight, the negro was upset over the end of slavery?

    WTF?

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  • "It is used to leech votes."

    STON3PONY, that statement sums up the entire situation around this event. It's all about the vote. My compliments on a great observation.

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  • In Arizona we have liberal gun laws (how funny is that!) that would have given this a$$hole a second thot before he attacked a White woman. You hear a lot about Mexican on Mexican, and Black on Black crime here in Phoenix, but these fools down here know that Whitey's packing heat!

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  • Several people were outside of the convenience store, but Hollingsworth explains neither they nor workers called police

    hmm care to bet they were black???

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  • Here is a case that should be Earmarked *** Special Circumstances and this should allow the Government to help him FORFEIT his life. No trial for him. Just a deep pit and a lot of sand. I bet there would be more then 1 construction worker willing to donate his/her time to bury this cowardly inhuman bastard.

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  • I'm not sure Virginia has a hate crime law. After googling around, all I could find was a rider to the criminal code regarding assault that tacks on six months to a sentence and only 30 days to jail time. As follows:

    "if a person intentionally selects the person against whom an assault and battery resulting in bodily injury is committed because of his race, religious conviction, color or national origin, the person shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony, and the penalty upon conviction shal More..

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  • Hate Crime?

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  • ahh, he's just a lone wolf

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  • cool im from hampton we got a story on live leak. this 711 is right around the corner from me.been there once today

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  • this is just a plain black on white crime we are just hearing a news story that made the air . the other stories we dont hear because it might cause a riot

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  • Somehow I thought it would be a safe bet that he was a violent black guy...I wonder if he had a past record....Maybe he was upset about the Arizona immigration laws???

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  • In the black guys defense, That person looked like an ugly dude....Maybe he should be set free....

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  • Sorry for her plight, she appears to be OK now. Now.....go for a shave!!

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