US Man Under Probe for Repeatedly Attacking Sikh Youth

July 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Rediff India Abroad

A 31-year-old US man is facing possible hate crime charges after a Sikh youth told Colorado police that he repeatedly pulled his beard and called it a "paintbrush", the latest in a string of such incidents targeting members of the community.

David Perkins is suspected of third-degree assault, harassment and a bias-motivated crime and was ticketed last week on suspicion of harassing the same victim, whose identity was not revealed, at least six times dating back to 2005.