Ibrahim Secic, 23, is charged with assaulting a man and his dog after yelling racial slurs. (Credit: SLMPD)
St. Louis (KMOV.com) - A man walking his dog early Wednesday morning was attacked during an alleged hate crime according to police.
Ibrahim Secic, 23, is charged with assault motivated by discrimination and resisting arrest after police say he yelled racial slurs at an African American man before he attacked him.
According to charging documents, the victim was walking his dog on the 4000 block of Bingham Wednesday morning around 7:00 in the Bevo Mill neighborhood. That's when police say Secic began yelling racial slurs and told him to get off of his street. The defendant, who is Caucasian, ran after the victim and struck him in the back of the head. Police say he also hit one of the victim's dog in the face.
When police arrived and attempted to arrest Secic, they say he refused to put his hands behind his back and used physical force to try to get around the arresting officer. Police had to use a taser to subdue the defendant.
Secic is also facing a city charge of cruelty to animals. He is being held on $10,000 cash-only bond.
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