Posted: Sep 7, 2013 10:31 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Sep 7, 2013 10:31 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Court documents show five teenagers were arrested Sept. 1 and booked with hate-crime charges after police said they fired pellet guns at a man in the French Quarter and yelled sexual and racist slurs at him.
The Times-Picayune reports 18-year-old George Brown, 19-year-old O'Na Reed and three juveniles were arrested after they harassed a man who was seated on the steps of his French Quarter house.
The victim told investigators he was sitting on his steps in the 1100 block of Burgundy Street around 11:30 p.m. when a car drove up, Criminal District Court records say.
The man told police people inside the car shouted sexual insults and racial slurs before firing pellet guns at him. The victim was struck several times and suffered cuts and bruises.