ST. LOUIS (AP) – A St. Louis man is charged with a hate crime for the attack of a man and his dog.
Authorities say 23-year-old Ibrahim Secic is also facing resisting arrest and animal cruelty charges. He is jailed on $10,000 cash-only bond.
Police say the victim, who is black, was walking his dog Wednesday morning when the suspect yelled racial slurs and told him to get off his street, then ran after the victim and struck him in the head. Police say the dog was also hit in the face.
Police say that when officers arrived they had to use a stun gun to subdue Secic.
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