White Supremacists Arrested for California Assault

  • December 26, 2007

Police in Stevenson Ranch, California, arrested two men after a fight in a Santa Clarita restaurant. 

Christopher Johnsen, 20, of Canyon Country, and Travis Wanke, 28, of Valencia, were arrested on December 11, 2007, after allegedly attacking an African-American man.  According to witnesses, Wanke exposed his swastika and other white supremacist tattoos and shouted racial slurs at the victim just prior to the physical altercation.

Wanke has several white supremacist tattoos, including an Iron Cross with a swastika, the number 14, and skinhead-style boots.   He was allegedly wearing a jacket with Waffen SS lightning bolts on the front during the altercation.

Battery and felony hate crime charges have been filed against both men.