- Associated Press - Monday, August 31, 2015

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) - Police say a man has been charged with committing a hate crime against a transgender woman at a Southern California Target store.

Glendale police said in a news release that 34-year-old Rodolfo Coria made derogatory comments toward the 45-year-old woman, then spat at her. A fight ensued that left the woman with a swollen thumb and leg abrasions.

Prosecutors on Friday charged Coria with a misdemeanor count of assault and a misdemeanor count of committing a hate crime.

Information on an attorney for Coria could not be found.

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