|Dylan T. Grall|
A man was arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime after beating two men because they were speaking Hebrew, according to police reports in Wisconsin.
Janesville Police said that a man is in custody on charges of assault with a hate crime enhancer for allegedly beating two men in Madison, because they spoke Hebrew.
The Madison Police Department said that the 23-year-old suspect attacked the two men on a street in Madison, early on Saturday.
A press release said that Dylan T. Grall swore and demanded that the men speak English, and hit both their faces.
Police said the suspect denied hitting the men, but acknowledged telling them to speak English. He told police he thought they were talking Spanish.
One victim fell to the ground, police said, while the other had an eye that was swollen shut.