Man arrested for kicking toddler, yelling racial slurs at E. Wichita store
A 31-year-old man was arrested following an incident at an east Wichita Dillons store that the Wichita Police Dept. describes as a “racially motivated bias crime.”
According to police, Trace Riff was arrested on a count of “battery that was bias and racially motivated” and resisting arrest.
WPD says officers responded around 7:20 a.m. to an assault call at the Dillons grocery store, in the 3000 block of East Douglas. When they arrived, Riff “was being held on (the) ground by citizens,” police said.
"Through the investigation, it was learned (Riff) walked into the Dillons store and kicked a 1-year-old victim in the back, causing the child to fall on the floor," authorities explained.
Riff allegedly did this while yelling obscenities and racial slurs.