City man charged in alleged hate crime

Peterborough, ON, Canada / (CHEXTV)

A city man is facing a slew of charges after an incident involving an object thrown through a house window at 2 a.m. Monday.

Police say people were sleeping inside the home when it happened, and that another window in the same home was smashed later that morning.

A woman allegedly followed the suspect and confronted him. She told police she was threatened with brass knuckles and called derogatory names.

Police say the two know one another. Luke Diamon Larigee, 22, of Stewart Street was arrested when he turned up a the police station later that day.

He is charged with two counts of mischief under $5,000, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, possession of a prohibited device or ammunition, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order and failing to comply with a probation order. Police say the incident has been classified as a hate bias crime. A hate bias crime is a criminal offense motivated by the suspect’s hate bias against a racial, religious, ethnic, sexual orientation or disability group.

Larigee is to appear in court Oct. 13.

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