Mexican-American man recovering from stabbing he says was racially-motivated

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Police are investigating a stabbing the victim believes was racially-motivated.

The victim, Humberto Sanchez, 26, needed 25 stitches and told Channel 2's Michael Seiden he believes he is targeted because of his skin color.

The assault happened at a bar in Kennesaw on July 13.


Sanchez, who works in construction and lives in Marietta, said he had just spent a night out with coworkers when two white men approached him and started making racist comments, asking if him if he had any drugs for sale.

He said they accused him of being a member of a Mexican drug cartel

“They were like, 'Yeah, you have it. Can I get some?’ I was like, ‘No. I don’t even know what you're talking about,” he said.

Sanchez said he felt uncomfortable and decided to start walking toward his car, parked at another bar about a mile away. But about five minutes into his walk, Sanchez said a car pulled up from behind him and someone got out.

"That’s when I got hit from the back and I got cut. I didn’t even second guess what was going on. I ran, I ran," he said.

Sanchez ran for his life and immediately called his family who alerted police

He said he believes his attackers are the same men who confronted him outside the bar.

“I just want to get everything over with, hopefully these guys get caught," he said.

An employee at the bar told Seiden racism won't be tolerated and said they handed over surveillance video to police in hopes of identifying the attackers.

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