2 men charged for alleged racially-motivated beating at northern Ohio Waffle House; Sen. Sherrod Brown responds

Waffle House in Bowling Green (Source: Google Maps)
Waffle House in Bowling Green (Source: Google Maps)
Updated: Apr. 8, 2019 at 12:16 PM EDT
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BOWLING GREEN, OH (WOIO) - Two Ohio men have been arrested and charged for allegedly hurling racial slurs at two teens and attacking them at a Waffle House.

Police in Bowling Green responded to a Waffle House on East Wooster Street in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 31.

The victims and witnesses of the assault told Bowling Green police that the two suspects, later identified as 22-year-old Jacob Dick and 21-year-old Zachary Keller, directed racial slurs towards the two teenagers inside the restaurant.

Dick and Keller then paid for their meal and began assaulting the two victims, according to the Bowling Green Police Department.

Both teen victims were treated at a Wood County hospital for various injuries.

Sen. Sherrod Brown released a statement regarding the incident:

"I am sad and outraged. Racism has no place in our society and Connie and I are heartbroken that this happened in our great state of Ohio. We must stand with one voice and say together that we will not tolerate acts of racism, violence and hate against our neighbors.”

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)

Police arrested Dick, of North Baltimore, on Thursday and Keller, of Custar, on Friday.

Both have been charged with felonious assault and ethnic intimidation. They were booked into the Wood County Justice Center. Bond was set at $50,000 for both suspects during their initial court appearances.

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