Hindu Delivery Man Beaten because Assailants Thought He Was Muslim: Police Filed Hate Crime Charges

June 27, 2003

Source: The Standard-Times


On June 27, 2003 The Standard-Times reported that "community leaders from across the state yesterday denounced the robbery and beating of a pizza delivery man, an attack local police have categorized as a hate crime... Two local Domino's Pizza franchise owners, Nelson Hockert-Lotz and Anthony Squizzero, offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of robbers who target any pizza delivery person... The Anti-Defamation League in Boston brought community leaders from New Bedford and other cities earlier this week to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., said Andrew H. Tarsy, the ADL's civil rights counsel. News of Sunday's attack shocked everyone on the trip, he said."