Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young is in big trouble. He was arrested early this morning on a hate-crime harassment charge after NYPD say he attacked a group of men and yelled anti-Semitic epithets.
Outside of the Hilton New York near Times Square, a group of four Chicago tourists staying at the hotel were approached by a panhandler wearing a yarmulke.
Here’s what happened next, according to ESPN New York:
As the group walked up to the hotel doors, Young started yelling anti-Semitic epithets. Police say it’s not clear who he was yelling at, but he got into a tussle with one of the Chicago group, who sustained scratches to his elbows.
The man, 32, refused medical attention, New York detective Joseph Cavitolo told the Detroit Free Press.
Police were called, and Young was arrested at 4 a.m. local time at 54th Street and 6th Avenue. He was hospitalized at first because he was believed to be intoxicated.
Young faces a misdemeanor “aggravated harassment hate crime” charge and was being processed Friday, Cavitolo said, according to the Free Press.
Cavitolo said he did not know if the alleged victim of the harassment, which was said to have happened around 2:30 a.m. ET, was Jewish.
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