Secaucus man charged with yelling slurs at Asian couple: ‘go back to your country’


A Secaucus man has been charged with yelling slurs at an Asian couple last Monday, including a four-letter racist term and “take off your mask and go back to your country,” Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Alfred Viggiano, 69, of Secaucus, was charged with bias intimidation on Friday, August 6th, according to Miller.

On Monday, August 1st at about 7:51 p.m. police responded to the area of 200 Riverside Station Boulevard on a report of a suspicious vehicle driving around the area yelling racial slurs out of the vehicle.

Upon arrival police met with a man outside of that address and he stated that he witnessed a man pull up to an Asian couple in a black car and yell “g***” before speeding away,” Miller told HCV in an email.

The man stated that he yelled at Viggiano to slow down, to which he replied “go back to your country.”

The victim stated to the police that the man in the vehicle pulled up to them, rolled down his window and held up a small sign that read, “f*** you.”

Viggiano then waited a moment and yelled, “You, f*** you,” while pointing at the couple.” Viggiano then yelled, “Take off your mask and go back to your country,” before speeding away.

He was arrested on Friday at approximately 12:58 p.m., issued his complaint warrant, and was subsequently transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, authorities said.

Last January, Viggiano was arrested twice in one day: once for threatening a liquor store employee with a knife and then again for bias intimidation.

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