Police in Hillsboro, Oregon, say two men were walking a pink poodle when a stranger reportedly pulled a U-turn, jumped out of his vehicle and hit one of them on the head with a wrench.
Investigators are working to determine whether the incident, which occurred on March 1, could be a hate crime because the attacker reportedly shouted homophobic slurs.
Police spokesman Mike Rouches said the assault victim, 26-year-old David Beltier, suffered a bump to the back of his head but did not require medical treatment.
Police arrested George Allen Mason Jr., 22, early on March 2 after finding a vehicle that matched the description provided by the victim. Mason faces charges of intimidation, assault, unlawful use of a weapon and reckless driving.
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