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Hesham A. Ayyad, 20, told the Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations that a driver had hurled anti-Palestinian slurs at him and hit him with his car, according to an Oct. 23 CAIR news release demanding an investigation. in the incident. North Ridgefield police arrested Ayyad on Tuesday and said he lied about the encounter and that his injuries were from a fight with his brother, Cleveland.com reported. Ayyad told CAIR officials that he was walking home from lunch near the border of Olmsted Falls and North Ridgeville around 4:10 p.m. when a vehicle pulled up next to him and the driver yelled statements such as “Kill all the Palestinians” and “Long live Israel,” according to the CAIR press release. “The driver allegedly turned around and hit the man while he yelled ‘DIE!’” CAIR wrote. The statement included a photo of Ayyad lying in a hospital bed wearing a neck brace. “We hope that the North Ridgeville Police Department and the FBI gather all the information they need to charge this individual with a hate crime,” Faten Odeh, CAIR-Ohio, Cleveland’s interim executive director, said at the time.
Hesham A. Ayyad is 20 years old.
Ayyad told responding police officers that he “had been struck by a vehicle and that the incident was racially motivated,” North Ridgeville police told Cleveland.com in a statement. He was taken to a hospital, police said. Investigators reviewed video footage from the area and concluded that Ayyad had lied about being hit by the vehicle and lied about racial slurs, police said. Police said the “injuries sustained at the time of the incident were caused by a violent fight that the alleged victim had been involved in with his brother, which was confirmed by video surveillance in the area.” Ayyad was arrested Tuesday and charged with making false alarms, forgery, obstruction of official business, domestic violence and assault, according to Cleveland.com. The Post has contacted CAIR-Cleveland for comment on the arrest. Ayyad’s brother, Khalil A. Ayyad, 19, was also arrested and charged with domestic violence and assault, police said. The brothers are being held in the Lorain County Jail. A spokesperson for the Islamic Council told the outlet that “they do not yet know anything more about the nature of the charges,” according to the statement. “We understand that the brothers have obtained their own legal advice,” the spokesman said. The incident is reminiscent of the Jussie Smollett hoax case, in which the actor was found guilty of staging a racist and homophobic attack on himself and lying to Chicago police about it.