- Associated Press - Saturday, May 27, 2017

CLEVELAND (AP) - A white Ohio man faces an ethnic intimidation charge after police say he uttered racial slurs at a black man and his young son outside a Cleveland grocery store.

Cleveland.com reports (https://bit.ly/2r9lr71 ) 23-year-old Daniel Straniak, of Brook Park, also was charged Wednesday with aggravated menacing.

A police report says the 35-year-old man and his 9-year-old son walked away from Straniak after being confronted Tuesday afternoon. The report says Straniak then threw something at the man’s car, used another slur and said he had a bullet for the man and his son.

An off-duty Cleveland police officer working security at the store intervened after hearing Straniak yelling.

Straniak reportedly told police he became upset after arguing with his girlfriend inside the store. Court records don’t indicate whether he has an attorney.


Information from: cleveland.com, https://www.cleveland.com

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