Sanford, FL- Two men are facing criminal charges in Florida for allegedly attacking an African American teenager. The unidentified teen claims he was racially profiled, resulting in the attack. The incident occurred in the same town, Sanford, FL where Trayvon Martin was racially profiled and murdered in 2012.
The teen alleges that while driving through a Sanford neighborhood, the two men, Donald Corsi and Howard Hughes, threw a large, sharp edged stone through a rear window. They then struck him with a large traffic cone.
Video footage from the scene was released on social media. The footage shows the two men yelling obscenities and threats at the teen just after the incident. It also shows visible damage to the vehicle supporting the teen’s accusations. There are also accusations of possession of a firearm, but that is unconfirmed at this time.
Police were dispatched to the scene and both men were arrested and charged criminally in the incident. The teen says he was just in the neighborhood visiting a friend.
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