James Michael Inglimo, 51
Carpinteria Man Arrested for Hate Crime
Carpinteria - March 22nd, 2012
A Carpinteria man is in jail on several charges, including a hate crime allegation, after being arrested for trying to run over a man with his utility truck.
At approximately 11:53am on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Sheriff’s deputies were called to a motel on the 5500 block of Carpinteria Avenue for a report of a battery. The deputies contacted the victim at the motel and detained the suspect who was in his truck at the property next door.
According to the 36-year old victim, about three weeks ago he responded to an ad for a roommate that he read on the internet. The victim says he answered the ad and met with James Michael Inglimo (DOB 6/3/60).
The victim says for an unknown reason, Inglimo became convinced that the victim wanted to have sex with him. The victim says Inglimo began sending him numerous threatening text messages which also contained homosexual slurs.
On March 21, Inglimo located the victim in the parking lot of the Carpinteria Avenue motel and allegedly kicked him in the groin. The victim says Inglimo then tried to run over him with the utility truck that Inglimo was driving, narrowly missing him when the victim jumped out of the way.
Following their investigation, Sheriff’s deputies arrested Inglimo and booked him into the Santa Barbara County Jail on $50,000 bail for felony assault with a deadly weapon (245(A)(1) PC), misdemeanor battery (242 PC) and felony interference with civil rights (422.6 PC).
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