Lockport man indicted on two hate crime charges for post-crash confrontation caught on video


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Jeffrey Calhoun was indicted Tuesday in connection with a minor traffic crash in July, after which a woman claims she was shoved to the ground. Video of the incident was recorded and posted online.

The woman in the video, Jeanneie Muhammad, says Calhoun pulled a gun on her after the accident.

The video shows Muhammad having her arm and her purse held onto by Calhoun, who is heard saying he feared she would flee the scene after her car rear-ended his. Once bystanders noticed what was happening, they tried to step in, and that’s when Calhoun displayed a gun.

Calhoun now stands charged with unlawful imprisonment as a hate crime and menacing as a hate crime, in addition to criminal impersonation for allegedly claiming he was a police officer, and assault for allegedly grabbing Muhammad, biting her left arm and throwing her to the ground.

Calhoun remains released after posting $75,000 bail. His next court date is Oct. 2.

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