MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A man who described himself as a “super racist with a kind heart” is being charged with assault after reportedly punching a hospital employee, according to the criminal complaint.

The complaint states that in January John David Korngable punched a Regions Hospital employee wearing a yarmulke, stating he hit him “because he’s a competing race and wants to torture us.”

The victim said that the force of impact caused his head to snap backwards.

He also sustained a bloody, swollen lip in the incident.

Korngable told investigators that he did not have a problem with the victim per se, but only his race, according to the complaint.

He faces fourth degree assault charges for the incident. The complaint says he has requested a “non-Jew lawyer.”

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