WKMG-TV (Orlando), March 31, 2008
Four men in Orlando were charged with a hate crime after they pummeled a 62-year-old woman and her two mentally-challenged companions at a public park after they didn’t pay a “fee” for being white, police said.
Investigators said the victims were walking into a Kaley Park when they were confronted by Christopher Colbert, Erick Golden, Willie Pritts and Antoniette Boone.
Police said the victims were told that since they are white, they had to pay a fee to be in the park.
When the three didn’t pay, the men beat them, officers said.
One of the victims was held up with a knife, a police report said.
Deputies stopped the men a few miles from the park and they were taken into custody.
The men face several charges in connection with the incident.