An alleged assault resulted in one man's arrest at an Amazon.com location last year in Virginia. Now, the individual who assaulted his co-worker is being charged with a federal hate crime. The victim of the assault was gay, and prosecutors say that the attack occurred because the man was gay.
The 34-year-old Amazon worker was arrested last May on the charge of misdemeanor assault. He allegedly beat his co-worker at an Amazon fulfillment center located in Chesterfield. According to the victim, he was struck three to five times by his assailant. His face was heavily bloodied and he required medical attention as a result of the attack.