A lady whose confrontation with a Black man making an attempt to make use of a public pier was captured on video final month has now been charged with a hate crime.

65-year-old Irene Donoshaytis of Northfield, close to Chicago, turned herself into the Winnetka Police Division on Wednesday morning (September 9). Deputy Police Chief Brian O’Connell, based on the Chicago Tribune, says Donoshaytis was charged with a Class 4 felony hate crime, which was filed by the Cook dinner County state’s legal professional’s workplace.

Donoshaytis was later transported to the Skokie courthouse, the place she appeared at a day bond listening to. A bond was set at $10,000 by Decide Anjana Hansen who ordered Donoshaytis to don’t have any contact with the sufferer and eye witnesses. She additionally had to surrender her passport.

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Donoshaytis was accused of putting Skokie resident Otis Campbell on August 17. He, his pal and his cousin have been confronted by the lady over whether or not they have been allowed to be close to the Winnetka pier. All three of the individuals she confronted have been Black.

Based on prosecutors, white cyclists have been additionally current in the identical space and weren’t confronted by Donoshaytis. The group was reportedly enjoyable on the pier following a 15-mile bicycle trip.

Donoshaytis is alleged to have approached the trio and mentioned, “That is America. That is America, you possibly can’t do that. I’m from Winnetka. It’s good to return the place you’re from,” based on Campbell.

Donoshaytis subsequently approached a Winnetka Park District worker to complain concerning the group Campbell and his mates.

Campbell then started recording on his cellphone the interplay as the worker defined that  the three cyclists have been sitting on public property and {that a} seashore move will not be required.

Campbell is then heard laughing to which Donoshaytis turns round and asks, “Are you loopy? What, you wish to kill me? No? It feels prefer it,” she says on the video.

“Why would I wish to kill you? Is it as a result of I’m Black?” Campbell replies.

“Sure,” Donoshaytis mentioned.

Donoshaytis is then seen bolting towards Campbell’s cellphone, which shakes and cuts off filming.

Campbell claims she hit his arm twice, which left a bruise.


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