Wisconsin man faces hate crime charge after punching 2 men speaking Hebrew


A Janesville, Wis., man was arrested early Oct. 26 for allegedly assaulting two men speaking Hebrew in the 200 block of North Henry Street in Madison.

A Madison Police Department report said 23-year-old Dylan T. Grall punched the men at about 2:19 a.m. after cursing at them and demanding they speak English.

Grall thought the men were speaking Spanish, according to the report, which said that one victim fell to the ground after being punched in the face. The other man was hit in the eye.

Grall was arrested on two charges of battery with a hate-crime enhancer. He allegedly denied delivering the blows but acknowledged telling the men to speak English.

One victim, age 22, is from Skokie, Ill., and the other victim, age 23, is from Milwaukee.