Police are recommending hate crime charges against a man they say harassed Asian Americans for wearing masks in a Stevens Point grocery store.

Police say a 57-year-old Stevens Point man admitted to verbally harassing Asian Americans in the store, drawing a false connection between the virus’s origin in China and their presence in the community. According to a statement from the Stevens Point Police Department, "customers were called names and harassed for wearing masks because of their race."

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