Police Cite Woman Who Berated Muslim Wearing Hijab

Associated Press
November 20, 2019 - 7:16 pm

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MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have cited a white woman for berating a Muslim woman for wearing a hijab while at a shopping mall.

The Hartford Courant reports 49-year-old Kristen Hitchcock, of Andover, was issued a ticket for causing a public disturbance Monday night at a Macy's store at the Shoppes at Buckland Hills in Manchester.

Video on social media shows a woman police say is Hitchcock telling the other woman that Muslim husbands “are making you wear a head wrap.” Relatives of the Muslim woman called it racism.

Manchester police Lt. Ryan Shea says the incident did not rise to the level of a hate crime.

A Facebook message seeking comment was left for Hitchcock on Wednesday. It's not clear if she has a lawyer who could respond to the allegations.