He has been charged with second-degree harassment and third-degree intimidation based on bigotry or bias. Rohrig admitted to approaching the victim but denied making racial comments, according to Milford Police Officer Brianna McDonald.
“We don’t stand for this. And we’re here for the community of every race, ethnicity, gender, etc.,” McDonald told WNPR. “We just encourage people to give us a call right away so we can handle it. We don’t want this to happen as much as the community doesn’t either.”
The victim, who was walking his dog at the time of the incident, did not sustain any physical injuries, according to AP News. He felt threatened because of what he looked like, he told Milford Police.
Rohrig was released on a promise to appear in court on May 10.
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