Naples, Florida’s Carter Scudder accused of yelling anti-Asian racist slurs at Ninja Japanese Steak House

Carter James Scudder (©Collier County Sheriff’s Office)

Carter James Scudder, 21, of Naples, Collier County, Florida, United States was recently arrested by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with resisting a law enforcement officer without violence and disorderly conduct.

On the evening of April 8, 2021, Scudder was at the Ninja Japanese Steak House in Naples. He allegedly yelled anti-Asian racist slurs in the middle of the restaurant that night.

According to staff, Scudder refused to leave the restaurant and screamed at the bartender to make him drinks so they called police. He then tried to slap a woman outside the restaurant, witnesses told ABC 7.

When Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived, they found Scudder chasing a woman in the parking lot of the restaurant. The deputies repeatedly told him to stop but he fled the area and hid behind an air conditioner.

Scudder was arrested that night and was booked at the Naples Jail Center. He has bonded out of jail, Wink News has learned.

Naples was founded by John Stuart Williams and Walter N. Haldeman. It was incorporated as a town in 1925 and as a city on May 25, 1949.

Since 2016, the U.S. Open Pickleball Championships have been held annually in Naples. Several movies have been filmed in or around the city including “Gone Fishin‘,” “Just Cause,” “Still Green,” “Pick-Up” and “Thunder and Lightning.”

Teresa L. Heitmann has been serving as the mayor of Naples since 2020. She served as a council member for two terms starting in 2008 and was elected as mayor in March 2020.

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